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Year 5 – Maple

Summer Term - 20.4.20

Hi guys, I hope you are all happy and well and had a restful Easter break. Now that we are getting back into the swing of working on a daily basis, I want to remind you to keep up with your home learning. Please log into myUSO everyday and share some of the learning you have been doing at home. This can be in the form of digital documents or photos. You can also just message me and let me know what you've been doing. 

I would also like to point out two amazing new resources which will really help with your learning at home. The Oak Academy and BBC Bitesize  are now doing daily lessons for every year group in the country. The resources are really really good, with videos and activities. I will put the links with the resources in the above folder. Please check them out and let me know how you get on.

Keep in touch and take care. 

 

Warmest regards,

Mr Webb cool

Year 5 Spring Term Report and Easter Holiday Activities

 

Hello Year 5 parents, carers and children,

 

We hope this finds you happy and well. Due to the current conditions, it is not viable to write individual reports for all the children because we missed out on a proper assessment week. However, we are posting a Year 5 report, with targets we would like you to work on during the upcoming weeks. We will not be posting daily schedules during the Easter Holidays (April 4th-19th) but we will be checking in from time to time to see how you are getting on. Please do not feel you have to achieve all the targets in the next two weeks- we all need to rest and relax too.

Along with all the targets, we have given useful links that provide guidance and activities to help achieve these targets. Ofcourse, we will provide any further assistance if needed.

We appreciate that it is very tricky to learn at home in the same way you did at school and all we expect is that you are trying to continue your learning as best you can.

We miss you and are immensely proud of the efforts you have shown so far.

 

Warmest regards,

 

Ms Harvey and Mr Webb (your Year 5 team)

French Home Learning Link (some activities for the Easter Holiday and beyond)

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1I2zzQA0Xx-lLyIH8a-iUbY2S-jvWQARp

Dear Year Five Parents & Carers - please read the letter below with your child - from Mr Pearce

Book Reviews

Whilst we're at home, I would like to read  reviews of all the books you are reading. Below is a template to help you with everything that needs to be included. What is the book about? What has or hasn't the author done well? Is this book similar to any other books you've read before? Would you recommend it to anyone? I can't wait to hear from you.  cool

Announcing "P.E with Joe" | Daily LIVE workouts for kids | The Body Coach

PE will still happen, thanks to Joe Wicks (The Body Coach)

Home Learning During School Closures

        During school closures, we will be providing children with daily tasks and weekly projects online. These tasks will be found on these class pages, as well as the my uso online platform. Below are some instructions to help you use my uso at home. Children will need their usernames and passwords. These were distributed before the school closure. If your child does not have their login details, please call or email the school and we can provide them. 

 

First go to https://my.uso.im/

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           Hopefully these instructions make the process clearer. If you are still having difficulties, please get in touch with the school and we will try to guide you in providing educational resources at home. 

         It is essential that children continue with a routine at home, so please ensure children are engaging with learning and exercise every day. 

Guidance on Healthy Lunches at East Acton Primary

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Spr 2 - Week 3 - 9.3.20

Maths

In Maths, we are working on short division (using the 'Bus Stop Method').  Below is some guidance on the method. You can see what they learnt in Years 3 and 4, and what they are now expected to do in Year 5. Please try the homework and let me know if there are any issues.

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Spr 2 - Week 2 - 2.3.20

World Book Day - 5.3.20

Don't forget you World Book Day 'Word' costumes! Children should have their word and design in their Homelearning books. See me for guidance if unsure. cool

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Spr 2 - Week 1 - 24.2.20

 

Spring 2 Home Learning Project- Rainforest Diorama

Below are details of the Spring 2 home learning project. The children should have this guidance in their home learning books. Please see me if you have any questions. 

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Spr 1 - Week 5 - 3.2.20

 

Class Poem - The Layers of the Rainforest 

Below is our class poem for the spring term poetry recital, which will be before prize giving in the week beginning March 30th. Please learn the poem by heart as soon as possible. The children should have a copy in their home-learning books.

 

The Layers of the Rainforest

by Mark Cowen

 

The rainforest is like the layers of a sandwich

(The biggest sandwich around).

If you go to the very top of the trees

The emergent layer can be found.

Sunlight is plentiful up at the top,

The emergents dash for the light.

They’re head and shoulders above the rest

Having won the competitive fight.

There’s a warning for those who don’t like heights;

Here is a definite NO.

The emergents can be sixty meters in height.

Perhaps we should head down below?

 

The section beneath – the canopy,

Is a green, umbrella-like skin.

Two-thirds of the forest life lives here,

It’s a noisy, lively din.

Birds, monkeys, frogs and sloths

In a maze of branches found there.

I’ll warn you now – it’s getting darker

As we travel downwards – beware.

 

The understory has smaller trees

In gaps where old ones have died.

The trees just grown as quickly as they can.

They have no time to decide.

 

Perhaps only fifteen metres in height

But all around the trees (and entwined)

Are the twisting, turning, green lianas

(or what you might call a vine).

 

The final layer is very dark

But I’ll try to spread some light.

Dark through the day, perhaps light for minutes

And obviously dark through the night.

 

Because of the thick green layer above

The sunlight has little say.

Down in this layer – the forest floor

Things quickly, abruptly decay.

 

Remains are quickly recycled

From the ground and into the roots.

Rainforest life continues

In the form of new green shoots.

Spr 1 - Week 4 - 27.1.20

Victorian Workshop @ Gunnersbury Park Museum

On Monday 27th January, Year 5 Maple and Lime visited Gunnersbury Park Museum and roleplayed Victorian school children. The children learnt first-hand what it must have been like to learn in a Victorian classroom. The children practiced their three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) under the glare of the scarily strict Mrs Killjoy. All the children did fantastically well and demonstrated both super historical knowledge and awesome acting skills.  

Spr 1 - Week 3 - 20.1.20

Curriculum Letter - Spring Term

Dear Parents / Carers,

 

                                    Here is the Spring Term curriculum letter. In this letter I will outline the topics for this term’s learning in class. It provides information about what is being planned for your child's lessons and what skills, knowledge and understanding are being developed.

 

Mathematics

We will continue to use the Mastery Approach which allows children to develop fluency in number skills and confidence in reasoning skills.

 

This term your child will be exploring the following topics in mathematics:

 

- Multiplication and division (including multiples, factors, prime and square numbers)

- Area and perimeter

- Fractions, decimals and percentages

 

Please ensure that your child knows all the multiplication tables up to x12 and can make division facts from them.

 

English

The English lessons include reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, handwriting and Independent Writing.   The texts we will be basing our learning around this term are ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty and ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo.

 

Writing

Children will be asked to write independently on a range of topics regularly throughout the term.  We want children to produce written work that is interesting, grammatically accurate and correctly spelt. Their writing is inspired by texts of different genres which are modelled by the teacher so children know the format and range of vocabulary to use.

 

The children will be adding to their Independent Writing Books focusing on these areas for development:

  • Range of sentence type (simple, compound and complex)
  • Figurative language (similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia etc.)
  • Focusing on different ways to start a story- incorporating description, dialogue and action
  • Varying pace of writing  

The National Curriculum has a strong emphasis on spelling and grammar, and the children will be encouraged to focus on these elements of their writing, across all curriculum areas.

 

 

Reading

In Reading lessons, the children are taught strategies to use in written comprehension. Children will be taught to refer to the text to support their opinions and use action, dialogue and description to read between the lines, and to understand characters' points of view. It is a requirement of the National Curriculum that children are able to read fluently and with accuracy; this is something that we would encourage parents to support at home.

 

In all classes we endeavour to encourage children to develop a love of reading. It is essential, if your child is to achieve the expected standard for their year group, that they read on a regular basis at home, both to an adult and independently.  Children take a home reading book home every day - please sign your child’s reading journal each night to show you have listened to them read and if possible add a brief comment to explain how they have read.  These journals will be checked and signed by staff regularly.

 

Spelling

In spelling the children will continue to be taught to understand and apply the concepts of word structure so that they can draw on their phonics knowledge to spell correctly. The children will continue with the Read Write Inc. Spelling Scheme.  They will bring home lists of spellings to learn and will have a weekly test. 

 

Science

This term we will be studying ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ and ‘Forces’

 

History

The Victorian era, with a focused study of Dr Barnardo.

 

Geography

Rainforests, including an in depth look at the Amazon Rainforest.

 

Religious Education / PSHE

This term, children will look studying charity and devising their own fund raising event.

 

French

We teach French to all the junior classes. There is a lesson every week taught by Mr Chelaru.

 

Art

The children will be studying and replicating the work of the artist William Morris.

 

DT

We will study Victorian cooking.

 

Music

This term the children will be working on choral singing, using rounds and a range of harmonies. 

 

Computing

The children will be working on cryptography, eSafety and graphic design.

 

Physical Education

PE for this term will involve invasion games and gymnastics in Spring 1 and a return to swimming in Spring 2.

 

Correct PE kit must be worn for every session and it is advisable for children to leave this in school at all times.  It can be taken home for washing at the end of each half term (or more often if required).  For indoor and outdoor PE lessons your child will need:  Black slip-on plimsolls or trainers, White t-shirt, black shorts or black track suit bottoms.  All clothing and PE bags must be labelled clearly with your child's name.  All items of school uniform must be labelled with a name.

 

Homework

Children will be asked to complete one piece of maths, one piece of English, spellings and Maths Passports.

Maths and English tasks should be completed in the provided homework books and will be marked in class. Spellings and Maths Passports will be tested every week. Homework will be given out every Friday and should be completed and returned the following Wednesday. If need any assistance or have any questions regarding the homework, please see the class teacher.

 

Class Trips / Visits

The children will be visiting Gunnersbury park Museum for a Victorian Schools workshop on January 27th and a visit to the Living Rainforest on April 30th.

 

Notices

You will find up-to-date information on events in the school newsletter which is also on the school website. There is also a parent noticeboard as you enter the playground with the current newsletter displayed and notices with additional information.  The newsletter is sent out by email every Friday afternoon (or a paper copy is sent to those without email). Letters with parental permission slips will be sent out via the children's book bags prior to trips. Please check book bags daily.

 

Finally

The support of the family is immensely important where pupil progress is concerned. Here are some key ways you can help at home:

  • Ensure your child gets enough sleep.
  • Ensure reading happens for a short period every day. Be a reader yourself. Encourage your child to read quietly; read to your child; have your child read to you or a sibling; talk with enthusiasm to your children about what they are reading; visit and join the local library.
  • Ensure homework is done and returned on time. Encourage your child to relish challenges.
  • Talk to your child about their learning. Ask them about the learning skills they use at school and encourage them to use them. Our East Acton learning behaviours include: resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, reflectiveness, collaboration and knowing when to learn on your own or with others.
  • Praise your child for the effort they put into their learning.

 

I hope I have given you an insight into what is happening this term and answered any other queries which you may have had. I look forward to preparing your children for the next steps in their learning journey.

 

Please feel welcome to make an appointment with me (your child’s class teacher), Mrs Tyndall (Deputy Headteacher – Teaching & Learning), Mrs Corley (Deputy Headteacher SENCO/Inclusion), or Mr Pearce, the Headteacher, if there is anything you need to discuss further.

 

We are all looking forward to an exciting and successful second term.

Yours faithfully,

 

Mr Webb

Class teacher

Spr 1 - Week 1 - 6.1.20

 

Spring 1 Home Learning Project- Victorian Toys

Below are details of the Spring 1 home learning project. The children should have this guidance in their home learning books. Please see me if you have any questions. 

 

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Computing

In Computing lessons this term, the children are learning to be cryptographers. Cryptography is the process of making and breaking codes. We began by learning about semaphores. Check out the website below to learn more. 

Aut 2 - Week 7 - 9.12.19

 

Reading Recommendations

Below are some of my reading recommendations. Please ensure your child is reads their banded book (if they have one) every night and a range of both fiction and non-fiction. Remember to sign reading records/journals and write reviews of the books read. 

Reading Recommendations- Autumn Term

Aut 2 - Week 6 - 2.12.19

 

Times tables

It is essential that children in Year 5 know their times tables up to 12x12 securely. They need to recall answers rapidly and know the inverse division calculations e.g 2x5=10 therefore 10÷5=2 or 10÷2=5. Please continue to practice times tables on a daily/weekly basis. Recite tables, as well as ask random quick fire questions. Below are some images to help and a link to 'Hit the Button', a fantastic online multiplication game. 

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Grammar

Below is a link to BBC Bitesize with guidance on grammar. I really recommend studying this website for help before completing sentence work for homework and upcoming grammar tests. 

Aut 2 - Week 5 - 25.11.19

Anti-Bullying Week- Change starts with us!

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This is the wonderful video shown to the school in the Anti-Bullying Week Assembly 2019. These Maple pupils did an amazing job at conveying the important message that: change starts with us!

Aut 2 - Week 4 - 18.11.19

 

Class Poem - Planet Roll Call

Below is our class poem for the autumn term poetry recital, which will be before prize giving in the week beginning December 14th. Please learn the poem by heart as soon as possible. 

 

Planet Roll Call

 

Eight planets around the sun,

Listen as I call each one:

Mercury? Here! Number one,

Closet planet to the sun,

Venus? Here! Number two,

Shining bright, just like new!

Earth? Here! Number three,

Earth is home to you and me,

Mars? Here! Number four,

Red and ready to explore!

Jupiter? Here! Number five.

Largest planet, that’s no jive!

Saturn? Here! Number six.

With rings of dust and ice that mix.

Uranus? Here! Number seven.

A planet tilted high in heaven.

Neptune? Here! Number eight,

With one dark spot whose size is great.

Week 3 - Aut 2 - 11.11.19

 

Science

This term is Science, we are continuing to learn about Earth and Space. We are focusing our learning on remembering key information and vocabulary on the topic. I will be sending home sections of a 'Knowledge Organiser' for the children to learn and I will informally test them to see how much they have remembered. Below is a picture of the knowledge organiser for you to have a look at and begin studying. I will also post some useful videos on the  topic below. 

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Year 5 Earth and Space Knowledge Organiser

Week 2 - Aut 2 - 4.11.19

 

English

We are beginning to look at descriptive writing in English. We shall be basing our writing on our class novel: Coraline.

In today’s lesson, our teacher helped us to memorise a model text through using a text map. This entire piece of writing was represented using symbols and images.

Once we memorised the piece of writing, we got into groups, and created our own actions to represent each part of the text map. This was then presented to the rest of the Year 5 cohort.

Test you child to see if they are able to recite the story based on the pictures of the text map below. 

Text Map from English

Text Map from English 1
Text Map from English 2
Text Map from English 3
Text Map from English 4

Aut 1 - Week 7 - 14.10.19

 

Science - Earth and Space

In Science, we are continuing to study Earth and Space. It is really important that the pupils retain the knowledge taught in Science lessons. Next term, I will regularly test the children on their knowledge about the topic. To help prepare, below is a link to a quiz which will be similar to the ones that we will complete in class. 

Aut 1 - Week 5 - 30.9.19

 

English

Using apostrophes to show missing letters/contraction

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Here is a video that demonstrates how apostrophes should be used to show missing letters; this is called contraction. Please watch the video before attempting this week's homework. This is an important aspect of punctuation which Year 5 pupils should be able to do consistently.

Maths

In maths this week, we have been reading and writing numbers including millions. The video below gives some guidance on number place value. Please watch this before attempting this week's home-learning. 

Making numbers to 10,000,000

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Aut 1 - Week 4 - 23.9.19

 

Greek Workshop- Friday 11th October 2019

 

Above are some ideas for Ancient Greek attire

We have booked a workshop for Friday 11th October 2019. This workshop will be used for the starting stimulus for the children’s learning on Greeks. They will have a chance to explore the wonders of the Greeks through numerous activities and encouraged to dress up for the day. 

The morning workshop consists of a short introduction to Greek life and culture, followed by other engaging activities.

After lunch, your Greek warrior will demonstrate his weapons and armour. Then the differences between the city states of Athens and Sparta are explored, and the children take a lesson in democracy, which is followed by a mini Olympic Games.

The great battle of Gaugamela between Alexander the Great and King Darius will round off an engaging and fun day.

 

The £9 payment should be returned by Friday 4th October with the signed permission slip. If you need another letter, please ask. 

Introduction to Year 5 Maple

 

Dear Parents / Carers,

                                   I am very much looking forward to teaching your child in this exciting first term at East Acton Primary. Below is an outline of what we will be learning about in class this term.

 

Mathematics

As you know, your child has already been learning using the Mastery Approach which allows children to develop fluency in number skills and confidence in reasoning skills. This term your child will be exploring the following topics in mathematics:

- Number and place value (numbers up to one million)

- Addition and subtraction

- Multiplication and division

- Graphs and tables

- Area and perimeter

Please ensure that your child knows all the multiplication tables up to x12 and can make division facts from them.

 

English

The English lessons include reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, handwriting and Independent Writing. The texts we will be basing our learning around this term are ‘Greek Myths’ and ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman. Writing Children will be asked to write independently on a range of topics regularly throughout the term. We want children to produce written work that is interesting, grammatically accurate and correctly spelt. Their writing is inspired by texts of different genres which are modelled by the teacher so children know the format and range of vocabulary to use. The children will be adding to their Independent Writing Books focusing on these areas for development: - Range of sentence type (simple, compound and complex) - Figurative language (similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia etc.) - Focusing on different ways to start a story- incorporating description, dialogue and action - Varying pace of writing The National Curriculum has a strong emphasis on spelling and grammar, and the children will be encouraged to focus on these elements of their writing, across all curriculum areas.

 

Reading

In Reading lessons, the children are taught strategies to use in written comprehension. Children will be taught to refer to the text to support their opinions and use action, dialogue and description to read between the lines, and to understand characters' points of view. It is a requirement of the National Curriculum that children are able to read fluently and with accuracy; this is something that we would encourage parents to support at home. In all classes we endeavour to encourage children to develop a love of reading. It is essential, if your child is to achieve the expected standard for their year group, that they read on a regular basis at home, both to an adult and independently. Spelling In spelling the children will continue to be taught to understand and apply the concepts of word structure so that they can draw on their phonics knowledge to spell correctly. The children will continue with the Read Write Inc. Spelling Scheme. They will bring home lists of spellings to learn and will have a weekly test.

 

Science

This term we will be studying Earth and Space, and Properties and Changes of Materials.

 

Topic

This term the children will be studying Ancient Greece and Global Positioning.

 

Religious Education / PSHE

This term, children will look at Christianity, and Health and Wellbeing.

 

French

There is a lesson every week taught by Mr Chelaru.

 

Art and DT

The children will be making Ancient Greek masks and cooking fresh produce.

 

Music

This term the children will be working on choral singing, using rounds and a range of harmonies.

 

Physical Education

PE for this term will involve and range of invasion games. Correct PE kit must be worn for every session and it is advisable for children to leave this in school at all times. It can be taken home for washing at the end of each half term (or more often if required). For indoor and outdoor PE lessons your child will need: Black slip-on plimsolls or trainers, White t-shirt, black shorts or black track suit bottoms. All clothing and PE bags must be labelled clearly with your child's name. All items of school uniform must be labelled with a name.

 

Homework

Children will be asked to complete one piece of maths, one piece of English, spellings and Maths Passports. Maths and English tasks will be marked in class. Spellings and Maths Passports will be tested every week. Homework will be given out every Friday and should be completed and returned the following Wednesday. If you or your child need any assistance or have any questions regarding the homework, please see the class teacher.

 

Class Trips / Visits

The children will be partaking in an Ancient Greek Workshop on October 11th.

 

Notices

You will find up-to-date information on events in the school newsletter which is also on the school website. There is also a parent noticeboard as you enter the playground with the current newsletter displayed and notices with additional information. The newsletter is sent out by email every Friday afternoon (or a paper copy is sent to those without email). Letters with parental permission slips will be sent out via the children's book bags prior to trips. Please check book bags daily.

 

Finally, the support of the family is immensely important where pupil progress is concerned. Here are some key ways you can help at home:  Ensure your child gets enough sleep.

 Ensure reading happens for a short period every day. Be a reader yourself. Encourage your child to read quietly; read to your child; have your child read to you or a sibling; talk with enthusiasm to your children about what they are reading; visit and join the local library.

 Ensure homework is done and returned on time. Encourage your child to relish challenges.

 Talk to your child about their learning. Ask them about the learning skills they use at school and encourage them to use them. Our East Acton learning behaviours include: resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, reflectiveness, collaboration and knowing when to learn on your own or with others.

 Praise your child for the effort they put into their learning.

 

I hope I have given you an insight into what is happening this term and answered any other queries which you may have had. I look forward to preparing your children for the next steps in their learning journey. 

 

Yours faithfully,

Mr Webb cool

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