Welcome to Hawthorn Class
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to people who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
Welcome to Year 5.
The year ahead has so many exciting and fun learning opportunities which I know you will enjoy.
Always try your best and reach for the stars.
Autumn Term 2021
PE is on Tuesday (Swimming) and Thursday (fielding and outdoor games).
Year 5 are expected to read at least 5 times a week, reading records must be handed into school on Friday.
Practise your spellings cards at home and bring them to school everyday.
Homework is uploaded onto DB Primary every Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Thursday.
Log onto TTRockstars to practise your times tables daily.
Our topic this term is...
Here are some the key questions for our topic:
What is a rainforest?
Where are tropical rainforests located?
How much rain does a rainforest receive annually?
What are the layers found in the rainforests?
Which animals are found in rainforests?
Why are rainforests important to mankind?
In what ways has man contributed to the destruction of rainforests?
What role can you play to help save the rainforests?
Our Author of the term is...
What is her full name?
When was she born?
Where was she born?
Which schools did she attend?
Where does she live?
When did she start writing books?
How did she start writing books?
How many books has she written so far?
How many books has she sold so far?
Have you read any of her books?
You will find your homework menu on DB Primary with themes under different subheadings: whole school themes, subject themes and topic themes. You need to choose one theme from each subheading.
You are to complete one themed piece of homework once a fortnight.
You can choose how you want to present your homework. It can be a piece of art, writing, a presentation - it's entirely up to you.
You will also be expected to complete other tasks such as maths, arithmetic, reading and spellings, set on your homework folder.
Happy New Year!
I hope that you and your families had a lovely Christmas and New Year and you have all kept safe. It is a shame that we will not be working together in class to start the new year but we can still work together here. Your work is going to be set on here for Monday and Tuesday. Our new topic this term is Chocolate! As you know, I am very excited about this topic and I am sure that you will be too!
Below is the work for Monday. Please read the section below that explains each task and then see the links underneath for the tasks.
Maths: Today we are going to be learning our 11 and 12 times tables. We will learn how to represent the calculations in different ways and learn different ways to solve them. Please watch the video by clicking on the link in the task that will take you to White Rose Maths.
You need to select the video that is called '11 and 12 Times Tables'. There is a task attached below for after you have completed watching the video. There are four tasks, one standard task, a supported task (in case the standard one is tricky), a challenging task (in case the standard one isn't challenging enough) and then a follow on task. Please choose the most appropriate task.
English: Please open the Word document below for the link and instructions.
Phonics/Spellings: Please work through your spelling packs today. You need to make sure you can spell the word, know the definition and write it in a sentence.
Guided Reading: Word of the Week - The word is 'fantasy'. Please create your own Word of the Week poster. You need to include the word class, definition, write it in a sentence, modifications, synonyms, antonyms and homophones.
Computing: To start our Computing work this term we are going to look at online safety. We need to learn and remember to stay safe when online. I would like you to represent your knowledge of online safety in any way you wish (using technology). It could be a poster, PowerPoint, video etc... Be as creative as you wish but make sure you stay safe. Please work through the PowerPoint first.
Have fun! Any questions please let me know!
Please see below for the tasks for today.
Maths: Please see the task for the link to the teaching video for today. The task is to be completed after working through the video. The same instructions as yesterday apply for the standard, challenging and support task as well as the task that follows. You need to choose the video called 'Multiplying 3 Numbers'.
English: Please work through the PowerPoint. It talks you through the features of a fantasy story and how they can have different features, including the characters and settings. If you would like to challenge yourself first:
- Try to create a list of the features that you think might be included in a fantasy story.
- Try to create a list of fantasy stories that you already know of.
- Try to create a list of fantasy story characters.
- Try to create a list of fantasy story settings.
You can check these off when you work through the PowerPoint.
You main task is on the last slide of the PowerPoint.
Phonics/Spelling: Please practice your spellings from your spelling card. Remember you need to be able to spell the word correctly, use it in a sentence and define the word.
Guided Reading: Please have a look at the photo below of the front cover of our text for this term. It is called 'The Boy and The Globe'. Like we would usually do on our first session, please explore the front cover and make as many notes as you can. Consider the type of questions we would ask each other and discuss (questions from me will follow tomorrow), like who are the main characters, where is it set, when was it set, is it based on real life etc...
PE: Please see the link below for 'The Sweat Box' video on YouTube. I would like you to watch this video and then try it. Get to the highest level you can, please do not go past level 10. This can be done indoors or outdoors. The square can be as big as you choose (depending on how challenging you would like it to be). Please remember to stay safe, make sure there are no trip hazards, you are wearing appropriate clothing/footwear/no jewellery and you do have a drink with you.
Please see below for the tasks for today.
Maths: Please see the task for the link to the teaching video for today. The task is to be completed after working through the video. The same instructions as yesterday apply for the standard and support task as well as the task that follows. You need to choose the video called 'Factor Pairs'.
English: We have a structure for our story writing in class which is the opening, build-up, dilemma, resolution and ending. I would like you to use the plan that is on the Word document below to outline the structure of the story 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Remember, these can be bullet points.
Phonics/Spelling: Please work through the PowerPoint that is introducing the -ed suffix. Tomorrow, we will start to look at the different rules that apply when adding the -ed suffix.
Guided Reading: It is time for our own story swap to begin. In school you have someone enter your classroom to read you a story. You never know who it is going to be as it is a surprise. Why don't you make your very own story swap rota? Can you choose a book and read it in a different place each week? Each Wednesday needs to be different and can be as creative as you like.
PE: Using the 'Sweat Box' video from yesterday, please design your own fitness plan and then complete it. You need to still have jogging around the square and at least four different exercises. Good luck! Remember the safety note from yesterday.
Please see below for the tasks for today.
Maths: Please see the task for the link to the teaching video for today. The task is to be completed after working through the video. The same instructions as yesterday apply for the standard and challenging task as well as the task that follows. You need to choose the video called 'Efficient Multiplication'.
English: Today we are going to learn about fronted adverbials. We made a start on using these in our writing in September. I would like us to try to improve on these in our written work and I think you will have good opportunities to use these in the next few weeks when planning and writing our own fantasy stories. Remember, there are five different types of fronted adverbial: time, place, manner, possibility and frequency. Before we start with the PowerPoint, can you write an example of a fronted adverbial for each example above? Please work through the PowerPoint below and complete all tasks set that you find. The PowerPoint includes identifying the fronted adverbial, writing the start of a sentence, a bowling bingo game, a quiz and a main written task.
Phonics/Spelling: Please work through the PowerPoint on the -ed suffix. It explains what the rules are. Please write an explanation in your own words for each rule and then choose one root word for each rule and then write one detailed sentence and add the suffix for each root word you have written.
Guided Reading: Please look at the blurb for our new book 'The Boy and The Globe'. I would like you to take in as much information as possible and make as many notes as you can. Think about the types of questions I will be asking you tomorrow. The blurb will clarify things that you may have thought from looking at the front cover but it might also provide you with new information that you couldn't have got from the front cover. I think you will enjoy this story when we start reading it next week.
Science: Before we can start our work on circuits, I would like you to work through the PowerPoint on electrical safety so you understand electricity and staying safe with it. Please create something to represent your understanding of electrical safety once you have worked through the PowerPoint. Be as creative as you wish!
Please see below for the tasks for today.
Maths: It is Friday, you know what this means... Times tables day! I have set you three challenges on TTRS - a simple challenge, a standard challenge and a tough challenge. Please complete as many of these challenges as you would like to. I would then like you to complete at least one soundcheck on TTRS. I will be checking at 3pm to see who has done a soundcheck. Also, I will doing the leader board like usual (based on your effort over the past seven days). I am unable to upload the leader board but I will make a note of who has come in the top three and I will let you know as soon as I can.
English: Today we are going to learn about expanded noun phrases. We made a start on using these in our writing in September. I would like us to try to improve on these in our written work and I think you will have good opportunities to use these in the next few weeks when planning and writing our own fantasy stories. Before we start with the PowerPoint, can you write an example of an expanded noun phrase? Please work through the PowerPoint below and complete all tasks set that you find. The PowerPoint includes identifying the fronted adverbial, writing the start of a sentence, a bowling bingo game, a quiz and a main written task.
Phonics/Spelling: Please work through the PowerPoint on the -ed suffix. It explains what the tasks are on the PowerPoint.
Guided Reading: Today I have got some questions for you to answer based on what you may have found out from the front cover and the blurb from 'The Boy and The Globe. I have put both the front cover and blurb below for you to refer to.
1. Who do you think the main character is?
2. Where do you think the story will be set?
3. On the front cover there is a feather. What do you think it is for?
4. What is the globe ?
5. Why is the boy on the front cover wearing those particular clothes?
6. On the blurb it says, 'an orphan boy'. What does this mean?
7. What is a nipper?
8. What is a dipper?
9. What is a playwright?
10. Who do you think is the famous playwright?
11. What is a player?
Science: Please work through the PowerPoint on electricity. It has some slides to work through and a task at the end.
Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.
PE is on a Wednesday and Friday each week. Remember to come into school wearing your red PE shorts and white school PE t-shirt. Over the top you can wear the school PE tracksuit or plain jogging bottoms with the school jumper.
Everyday, you will need to remember to bring in your water bottle, spelling cards, reading record and reading books.
What do you know about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings?
What would you like to find out?
Can you find the answers to these questions:
Where in the world did the Angles, Saxons and Vikings come from?
What language did they speak during that era?
What did they eat?
What did they wear?
What were their beliefs?
Use the links below to find out more about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
Who is Philip Ardagh?
When was he born?
How old was Philip Ardagh when he started writing?
Has he faced any challenges as an author?
When was his first book published?
How many books has he written altogether?
What is his favourite book?
Who is his source of inspiration?
We have a lot of great books for you to choose from.
Have you read a good book recently that you would like to recommend? Let us know in class so we can put a copy of your recommendation on our book board.
We are now setting our homework on Class Dojo.
There will be a termly menu of themes for you to choose from. You will need to complete two themes from each heading and you can either take a photograph to upload to Class Dojo, upload a film clip or use the journal function.
You will be assigned an arithmetic test and a maths activity to complete each week too. You will need to upload your work to your dojo portfolio by Thursday each week to earn your dojo points.
Don't forget to read every day and record it in your reading record and practise your spellings from your word cards.
How well do you know your times tables? Can you beat your teacher?
Go to www.ttrockstars.com to play.