Hi everybody, wc.30.3.20
Hopefully, we are now all settling in well to our 'new classrooms' and learning experiences. I was delighted to see some of you completing your work at home (via Twitter): Jack writing a new quest story using The Goonies as his inspiration; Noah completing Science revisits for labeling the heart and the parts of a flower. It was fantastic to be able to speak to some of you this week during a quick catch up. You've all been busy. Joe has been planting seeds and revisiting germination and pollination. Martin is writing a book! Ellie has been practicing her South American capital cities with her 3 pouches. Lots of you have been doing Joe Wick's PE exercises every morning. I have muscles aching that I didn't even know I had! I even spoke to Amelie while she was out on her daily walk with Dad.
Hopefully, next time I can get to speak to all of you and you can fill me in on how you are getting on.
It was Autism awareness day on Thursday and all the staff at home and children in school wore odd socks. (see photo). I am still in school for a few days and this week we had a delivery of bikes. Another way to get that daily exercise! We also made cards for NHS staff at the Royal Hospital, the local police and for local nursing homes. We were delighted to receive replies from them all; they were really touched by the St.George's love.
After Easter, I will be adding a timetable to the class page so that you have a bit more structure to your day to help you. So please make sure you are up to date with History (Victorian Derby, Tudor exploration and Maya writing) and RE that is on here as the next lessons follow on from these.
Have a rest over the Easter holidays - the forecast looks like it's going to be nice so get out in the garden and enjoy your daily walk.
Stay home and stay safe all of you.
Love Mrs O'Brien
Some other free websites that have extra work:
Kahoot (set up your own quiz - you've done this with Mr Schofield), I see maths (They are doing a daily 5/6 maths session online), Readtheory, Literacy Shed videos (Write a story, poem, script about it - Alma, Titanium, Ruin, Francis and Pandora are great inspiration), Khan Academy, Classroom Secrets, Twinkl, Museums and zoos are offering free live feeds for you to view.
BOOK BLOG - Week 2
Well done for those of you that have been on Book Blog this week.
Lola, Noah, Kyran and also to Tegan, Seb, Joy, Kian and Oskar who have completed 2 weeks in a row. I will put on 5 house points for each of you.
Remember, keep reading.x
Some great maths this week on TTRS. Martin, Riley, Seb, Esme, Lola and a big improvement by Joe.
Also top of Class 11 is Jasmine. Well done. 5 house points to you all.
Spellings - WC 20th April 2020
Here are some spelling activities to complete over the course of the next week. There is an answer sheet too (to download once you have done the activities). If you cannot print them, don't worry because you can copy them up into your exercise book.
Reveal 3 video-
- Put this link into Google to watch the video
- Use your bible that you were given to take home to find this scripture John 11_1-43
Put these links into Google to watch the videos.
YEAR 5 AND 6
- PLEASE SEE CLASS 12'S CLASS PAGE FOR MATHS RESOURCES
- PLEASE CHECK CLASS 10 FOR SOME ARITHMETIC AND SPAG ACTIVITIES FOR YOU TO COMPLETE.
Teaching Assistant: Miss Adams
Happy new Year to you all. We hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and are ready for a fantastic 2020.
It is really important that children read every week. Reading is fun!! Immerse yourself into a good book and imagine what it might be like to be a character in the book! Get family and friends involved to share the experience and bring your imagination to life!
We collect reading records in every Monday to check that reading is taking place at home at least 5 times a week. Please make sure these are signed. Children will also need to complete their Book Blog based on their home BB book (at least once a week).
We will be reading non-fiction texts 'Everything Mythology' and 'Mythologica' for the first and last weeks of term and then our class book will be 'Wolf Brother'. It links to one of our History topics and is a really fantastic read. In our Talk for Reading lessons, we investigate and learn new, ambitious vocabulary, retrieve information, infer meaning and summarise information from the text. These are all skills that help us comprehend the story and deepen our understanding.
The children will need to use these skills to help them complete their Book Blog at home. (see top for the link)
There has been some fantastic Book Blogs completed recently. Well done Freya, Lilly-Jade, Sebastian and Evie who complete regularly and their great scores reflect this. Also some brilliant progress and effort by Aalia. Well done.
Children have 3 spelling lessons per week and it is revisited in literacy lessons, daily. Children complete their log books where they store any tricky words and bring these home on a Friday to be returned on the Monday. They will also write down the 'jumping orange words' which are tested fortnightly and then new ones are given out.
Please use the website below to revisit any spelling rules and practise just like it is set out in class. There is also some extra resources for maths and reading. Take a look!
Username: St Gs 11 (Don't forget the spaces!)
Homework is handed out every Monday and is collected in every Friday to be marked. House points are always up for grabs to reward children for their effort and standard. Mrs O'Brien and Miss Adams are on hand every day to help children if they need a little help completing their homework and there is also a homework club on Thursday lunchtime too. Thank you for taking the time to work with your children to complete it at home.
Please ensure that Book Blog and Times Tables Rockstars is completed weekly too.
By Year 5, children should be secure at all of their times tables up to 12. They are an essential part of their maths knowledge as they link to many different areas within maths
Are you super speedy at your times tables?
If you need a little support in becoming super speedy, why not try 'Hit the Button'?
In maths we are using the column methods for the four operations. Here are some examples:
Always line the digits up using place value
Don't forget to add the carry overs
Always write the addition symbol so that you don't forget your calculation
Always line the digits up using place value
Always write the subtraction symbol
If you cannot take one number from the other, borrow one from the next column.
Always line the digits up using place value
Always ADD the carried numbers
When you are multiplying by 2d number, always put the place holder '0' to help you multiply by the tens digit.
If you are multiplying by 3d number , always put two place holder '0's to help you multiply by 100.
If there is a remainder, carry it over to the next column
Use your times table facts to help you divide each digit
Long division works by dealing with the largest column 1st - in the case below the 8 (800).
How many times does 4 go into 8? ... from the 4 times table ..2 x 4 = 8. Write the 2 above the 8 and the result, 8, is written below the 8.
Work out the remainder by subtracting 8 from 8, 8-8=0 Now bring the 5 down to make 05 the next number to divide into.
How many times does 4 go into 5? ... from the 4 times table ..1 x 4 = 4. Write the 1 above the 5 and the result, 4, is written below the 5.
Work out the remainder by subtracting 4 from 5, 5-4=1 Now bring the 6 down to make 16 the next number to divide into.
How many times does 4 go into 16? ... from the 4 times table ..4 x 4 = 16. Write the 4 above the 6 and the result, 16, is written below the 16.
Finally, subtract 16 from 16, 16-16=0, which means that there is no remainder.
The answer is 214 with no remainder.
In our History lessons this term, we will be continuing to focus on Victorians, Tudors, Greeks and Mayans. Through the rotating timetable, we will be able to interleave and revisit topics to ensure that the children are retaining the knowledge to be able to show a deep understanding and make links to different times in history.
All year we will be looking at the relevant topic through the:
Main events, cultures and past times, artefacts, society, travel and exploration, settlements, beliefs and conflicts.
This is so the children will be able to:
Investigate and interpret the past, build an overview of world history, understand chronology and communicate historically.
During Lent term we will be continuing to focus on Water and biomes. This will include:
Fresh water, tundra, tropical rainforests and marine.
Children will be studying Evolution, Forces, The Circulatory System, Light, Life cycles and material and their properties.