Welcome back everyone!
We really hope your child has come home happy and excited about school today! We've all enjoyed being pirates for the day!
We have sent them home with their weekly spellings. These are to be practised at home please. They will be tested on these spellings every Monday.The spellings might be easy for your child at the moment but please bare with us as we get to know your child and their current level.
We have also sent them home with their 'Home/School Diary'. This is to stay at home and they can use it to practise their weekly spellings in (there are other activities in the front too).
At the moment we will not be asking for anything to be sent into school. All children have be provided with everything they need (water bottles, etc). We will be doing PE twice a week but we don't need the children to wear PE kits at this time, they will take off shoes and socks. If your child has earrings can these please be taken out on PE days if your child isn't able to do this independently? Thank you.
Class 5 PE days - Monday & Wednesday
I will continue to update this page with any information that you need.
Yo-ho-ho Class 5
Shiver me timbers. We have a special message!
We are excited to invite the children to a 'Pirate Masterclass Day' on the first day back to school in September.
Please come dressed as a pirate, no need to buy an outfit especially.
How about making your own?
The children can come simply in a hat, eye patch or complete outfit.
See how creative you can be. I've attached pictures to give you some ideas.
I'll look forward to seeing your outfits.
Welcome to Class 5.
How are you feeling about becoming Year 2?
We can't wait to meet you all.
Check out the video below to meet me Mrs Bryan your Class Teacher and Mrs Baker.
In this lesson play a fun and educational game to learn about dinosaurs and find out more about fossils and evolution.
Click the link to learn how to place items in alphabetical order using the first three letters of a word.
Have a lovely weekend!
Please don't forget to download the 'Class Dojo' app (instructions below) so that you can communicate with your Year 3 teacher from Monday
All Class Dojo codes have now been sent out via the school app.
New to ClassDojo?
1. Download the ClassDojo app
2. Open app and tap 'Parent' to create a parent account
3. Enter name, email & create a password
4. Tap ‘Add child (+)’ and use the unique code that was sent to you.
If you have any issues please contact the Junior School on 01709 828168
Hopefully you will have received a letter from Mrs Pepper on the school app. Throughout today and tomorrow I will be sending each child their own personal code to be able to access the 'Class dojo' app that Y3 use. Please download the app (all instructions will be in the app message that I send you) as it will allow you to communicate directly with the Year 3 teachers.
If you haven't received the code by Friday lunchtime please call the junior school on 01709 828168 and they will be able to pass the code on to you.
Do you know the story Aliens Love Underpants?
Click on the link below and remind yourself what happens during the story.
I wonder can you now make up your own version of the story?
What else could the aliens love?
Hi Class 5! I hope you are well? I have a couple of activities for you today. Mrs Cliff is meeting up with Miss Sealey later this week so we will hopefully be able to give you a bit more information about year 3.
Ella Bella is having a ballet lesson. Her teacher has given the children some clothes to dress up in and played some music called ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ for them to dance to. This music is based on William Shakespeare’s play and there are fairies and a king and queen in the play. When the ballet lesson ends, Ella Bella stays behind on her own to dance.
Watch TV presenter Alex Jones read an extract from Ella Bella Ballerina and A Midsummer Night’s Dream and listen carefully to what happens.
Think about the following:
What is Ella Bella doing at the beginning?
Who do you think Puck is?
What is Puck looking for?
Who sent Puck?
Where does Puck take Ella Bella?
Click the link below to learn more about the life and achievements of Mary Seacole.
Check back on Wednesday for more activities!
Today our challenge is to design or make a healthy snack.
Think back to our learning on healthy lifestyles,
what do you think your body needs to be healthy?
What types of food will you use and why?
How will you encourage people to eat your healthy snack?
What will you do to make it look appealing?
Now I wonder if you can take your learning further.
Check out this link:
Do you know what what the 5 different food groups are?
How much much food from each food group is needed for you to have a well balanced healthy diet?
I hope you enjoy watching the videos and completing the extra activities.
Literacy- Today our learning involves being an author.
First let's watch a traditional tale on espresso. You choose:
Little Red Riding Hood
Jack and the Beanstalk
Now I'd like you to create your own traditional tale by re-writing the story but this time can you change either the character or the setting.
Think about how your story will flow and don't forget to use your non-negotiables and key writing skills to make your story adventurous and interesting to read.
Take some time to read your story back:
Does it make sense?
Have you used the correct punctuation?
Can you add anything more to improve your story further?
Do you know the difference between a city, town and village?
Follow this link and learn all about the different types of settlements. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zks4ydm
Watch the short films and complete the activities, I wonder what type of settlement do you live in?
Good Morning Class 5! Check out the new activities below.
Spike the hedgehog wakes up one morning without his prickles – he is completely bare! He tries lots of different ways to cover himself up as he is so embarrassed - a frilly paper lampshade, a plate and even a sock. In the end, the balloons save the day. Will he get his prickles back?
Click the link to listen to the story. There are some activities to follow.
This link will take you to some videos and activities to get you thinking more deeply about properties of shapes. Don't forget to have a go at the game too. Make sure you click on the 'shape' section.
Do you know who Florence Nightingale is? Click the link to watch a video to find out.
Have a great day. Check back on Wednesday for some more actvities.
Hi everyone, don't forget to scroll below to find out your new class teacher for September.
I have a couple of new activities for you too.
This link will take you to some activities to remind you of the properties of 3D shapes.
Next it's time to use your imagination. Imagine you had some magic biscuits. What could happen? Can you carry on this story....
Brian had often bought things from the market that had turned out to be the most outrageous, disappointing fakes.
He had presumed that the magic biscuits would have been exactly the same. How wrong he had been...
These questions might help get you thinking...
What had happened when Brian fed the biscuits to his dogs?
How quickly did they grow to this size do you think?
Did Brian give the biscuits to anything/anyone else?
Have the creatures stopped growing?
How will Brian keep them as pets?
What are the benefits/problems with having such enormous pets?
Is there a way for Brian to restore his animals to their original size?
Check back on Monday for more activities. Have a lovely weekend!
Class 5 I'm sure you'll be happy to know that you are all staying together as you move into Year 3. We felt this would be the best option as you have already made great friends with everyone in our class and are a fabulous bunch!
Your new Year 3 teacher will be Miss Farmer and you will be called Y3F.
We will be in touch as soon as the Government give us some more guidance.
Hi everyone! Today not only do I have new activities for you to have a go at but the Y3 teachers have also given me a leaflet to share with you all. It will tell you more about what you will be doing when you start the Junior school in September. How exciting!
Later this week I will let you know which Y3 teacher you have too!
Click this link for the leaflet all about Y3.
Today you can remind yourself of the properties of 2D shapes by clicking the link below.
Max has a key to a very special box - the Night Box. When it is time for the Night to begin, Max opens the box and lets Night out and Day does back inside. Then, in the morning, Night goes back into the box and Day comes out again. This is a magical story where we see the jobs of Night and Day as adventures.
Click this link to listen to the story and complete some activities.
Did you know...?
Antarctica is a continent of land at the very bottom of our planet.
It is a desert - but it's not hot, it's really, really cold.
The winter temperature can be minus 60°C.
It's called a desert because it hardly ever rains.
Today you can learn all about Antarctica. Click the link to watch some video clips. There is also a game to play at the end!
I hope you enjoy the activities!
Happy Monday everyone!
This link will show you how to describe position and directions. Help find some football equipment, before taking on the role of players and managers to practise following and giving instructions.
Today we are going to practise spotting errors in our writing and then improving it.
Click the link to watch the video and try out the activities.
Have you ever heard of William Shakespeare? He is one of the most famous writers in the world. Click the link to learn more.
Website of the week
On this website you will discover amazing facts about all different types of creatures.
You could create a factfile about some of them or maybe have a go at making a documentary by filming yourself talk about the animals!
Check back on Wednesday for new activities!
Friday 12th June
Take a minute to think about what is important to you and your family? kindness, love, honesty?
Talk to your family members. Do they agree?
Can you discuss and come up with a set of family values?
I wonder can you design and make a badge to show what is important.
Also don't forget to keep up with your reading. This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. If you have not signed up already, will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.
Wednesday 10th June
Hi there, I was just thinking about all the different wildlife I have seen recently in my garden, from the beautiful butterflies to the new baby blackbirds, not of course forgetting the hedgehogs.
Have you seen any wildlife in your gardens?
Today's challenge is to spot an animal in your garden.
Look closely how would you describe it?
Research some facts.
Can you put together a fact file about that animal for other people to read?
Don't forget to include pictures, photographs, interesting facts about the animal and their habitat.
For an extra science challenge on different animals and their habitats take a look on this link and see if you can watch the videos and complete the activities.
8th June 2020
Today I have some Numeracy, SPaG and History activities for you to have a go at.
Firstly, this link will take you to a video and a couple of activities/games to recap odd and even numbers.
Next can you use your problem solving skills to answer these?
SPaG - Punctuation
Here are some activities to recap how to use exclamation marks.
Today, we think of prisons as places for people who have done terrible things, but 200 years ago, people were also sent to prison for small crimes, like stealing bread. If a woman was sent to prison, her children had to go too!
No matter what the crime, everyone was treated badly in these dark and frightening places.
Elizabeth Fry believed this was wrong and helped change prisons forever.
Discover more about her life here....
Check back on Wednesday for more activities.
In numeracy today we are recapping division. There are two different ways to solve division calculations, we can 'share' or we can 'group'. The links below will remind you how to do both.
Learn about the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including the major sights, some traditions and the Rio carnival.
Music time... Click the link to sing, play or clap along with different songs.
Welcome back, I hope you had a lovely week off in the sunshine!
To do some activities around the 10 times table click here...
Here are some activities to help you practise the 5 times table too...
Here you can practise using different sentence types such as questions and exclamative sentences.
Finally, some history...
Click the link to learn about the life, actions and achievements of Mohandas Gandhi.
I will upload more activities on Thursday this week but don't forget you can check out Bbc Bitesize whenever you like for new activities!
Click the link to learn about Australia including the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and the wider continent of Oceania.
Have a go at the three challenges below. Click the link to the website to see the answers once you've had a go. I wonder if you can get all 3 correct?!
Have a lovely spring bank holiday! Enjoy!
Today's challenge: Can you write a review of your favourite book or film?
Tell me who the main characters are and what happens.
What is your favourite bit? Why?
What is your least favourite bit?
Why don't you recommend your book to someone else? Who do you think might enjoy it?
Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write your review.
Check out this video of Pheonix giving her book review.
Maybe you could have a go at presenting and recording your book review as an extra challenge once you have had a go at writing it.
Click the links for some more activities...
Here you will find some activities to practise bonds to 100. E.g. 40 + 60 = 100
Perhaps you would like to practise multiplication. This link will take you to some activities.
This link will take you to a reading challenge. Listen to the video and then complete the activities.
Finally why not learn about another famous person in History. Click the link to find out about the life of Rosa Parks.
Today I have got a couple of videos to remind you how to add and subtract 2 two-digit numbers. Click the links for the videos. Then make up some of your own number sentences e.g. 34 + 23 = 65 - 24 =
If you prefer to draw your jottings underneath each number (like we do in class) that's ok! Some of you may be able to work mentally too by adding the tens up in your head and then the ones.
subtraction - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrnfvk7
Click the link to read an extract from the book Cyril & Pat. There are some activities linked to the book afterwards.
This book is about Cyril, the only squirrel in Lake Park, who is very lonely. One day he meets Pat – Pat is big and grey, and Cyril mistakes him for another squirrel! They become great friends and the two have lots of adventures and fun together - Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone else thinks that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat is actually a rat!
I know many of you love animals! This link takes you to videos to learn all about:
Have a lovely weekend!
Literacy- Write a letter to your class teacher and tell them about what you have been doing.
When planning your letter don't forget to think about:
Remember to keep re-reading your letter back to check it makes sense.
Check out this video for some handy tips on how to write a good letter.
Think about who else you could send a letter to:
How about a new pen pal or sending a letter to the author of your favourite book?
I'm sure someone in your family or someone you know would love to receive a letter.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend!
Click the link below for some activities to help you with addition & subtraction! Don't forget, this won't be brand new learning but it will help you to keep your numeracy skills up to scratch!
Next you could learn about the life and achievements of a famous person in history. Click the link below.
Today's challenge: read some poems or a tongue twister.
Can you rehearse and perform them to an audience?
Check out the link below and explore the website. There are funny poems, animal poems, gross poems and lots more.
Take your learning further by having a go at writing your own poem. There is a lesson about writing poems on the website to help you.
I will look forward to reading your poems soon.
Hi everyone, I hope you had a nice weekend!
Below are a couple of new challenges to help keep your brains working!
Maths - Fact Families
Back in the Autumn we learnt about fact families. Click the link below to see what you can remember.
Click the link below to take you to the game 'Small Town Superheroes'. This game will let you practise sentence work, punctuation and prefixes/suffixes. (We haven't learnt about prefixes yet but I think you will pick it up quite easily!)
Website of the week
If you feel like being creative this week then you might find some fun ideas on this website.
Finally, I mentioned this last week but forgot to attach the link - sorry!
This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.
New Challenges 1.5.20
Happy Friday everyone! Today I have a few more activities for you to choose from. Do as many or as few as you can manage
I know some of you love 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. Click this link for a variety of activities.
All sorts of music can be made by just using your body. Click the link below to have a go yourself!
How many of these can you solve?
This one is quite tricky but I think some of you will be able to have a good go!
Click the link and scroll to the bottom of the page to check your answers.
Finally...This website has lots of great e-books for you to read at home. You will need to sign up but it is free and only takes a minute. Once signed up just click the 'Levels' tab and then select 'Book Band'. Here you will be able to choose the colour book your child was reading during guided reading sessions.
Have a lovely weekend. More challenges on Monday!
Click the link below for some reading challenges.
Take a look on http://www.pobble365.com/the-never-ending-tunnel
Does the tunnel ever end? I wonder can you draw what could be at the end of it?
Challenge 1: Read the story starter.
Challenge 2: Question Time- Think about the questions on the web page, use your
imagination, inference skills and creativity to answer them.
Challenge 3: Can you continue the story starter ?
What will happen next?
Think about the questions you have just answered can you use them to add
extra detail to your story?
How will your story end
Good Luck, I'm looking forward to hearing your stories.
Click this link to find lessons all about money.
There's also a fun game to play too...
This link will take you to a reading challenge.
I hope you enjoy the challenges. I will upload more activities on Wednesday!
Let’s learn about the United Kingdom!
Can you draw the flag of the UK? Maybe you could then research and learn the countries of the UK and the capital cities.
To take your learning even further I wonder if you could design a travel guide to encourage people to visit the UK.
Home Learning 22.04.20
Think back to the story ‘Whatever Next’. Baby Bear imagined going to the moon. Can you invent a space story? Will you visit the moon or somewhere else? Who will go with you? What will you do there?
If you enjoyed that writing challenge take a look at this link. This home learning booklet will keep you busy and help you to practise the skills you need to take your reading and writing further.
I hope you have all had a lovely Easter!
Today I have got you a numeracy challenge and a new website to explore that I think you will really like!
Numeracy 10 more and 10 less
Make your own tens and ones using straws, tooth pics, pencils (or anything else you can think of which you can make into bundles of ten).
Make your own tens and ones baseboard and practise adding and subtracting 10 from your number.
Link to video on adding 10:
The video shows how to work with 'hundreds' too. Don't worry if you're not sure about this. You only need to be able to add and subtract tens from two digit numbers at the moment.
WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
Do you like comics? Enjoy this free digital copy of The Beano.
You are sure to find some other great things on the website too, including, quizzes, jokes and games.
Home Learning Week 2 03.04.20
Today's challenge is all about
Can you talk about internet safety with an adult.
(link to web page)
Please take note of the 4-7 section and the parent/carer section for information.
Now make a safety poster to share your safety knowledge with other people.
Take a look at some examples:
Your challenge for today is to write a character profile about a member of your family. Start by drawing a picture of them and then write about their appearance and their personality. Try to start each sentence in a different way.
You might notice that...
In my opinion...
It is true that...
To take your learning further why not write a character profile for your favourite book/film/tv character.
Great news! The Hedgehog Rescue Centre contacted me yesterday, Scrabble has woken up from hibernation and is so healthy and well she is now ready to be released back into the wild. When we rescued her last summer she only weighed 375g she now weighs 1017g. She is going to be released into an enclosed soft pen so she can learn how to be wild again and the centre have promised to keep sending me updates.
Your numeracy learning for this week is to click on the link below and play some of the games. There are lots to choose from!
Don't forget to continue practising your 2, 5 & 10 times tables. Ask a grown up to write some down for you to solve as quickly as you can. E.g. 2 x 5 =, 4 x 10 =, 8 x 2 =
You could make a game of 'times tables bingo' or 'times table pairs'.
I wonder what facts you can discover about space?
Hi again Class 5!
Are you managing to get in the garden and have fun in the sunshine? It's beautiful at the moment!
Your challenge for day 3 (27/3/20) is a creative one :-)
I wonder if you can use your creativity skills to produce a self portrait. You can do a pencil sketch, coloured pencil, pastel, paint or even a collage!
Maybe you could do it in a 'Pop Art' style like we were doing in school.
Let's take a look at another famous artist from Sheffield. His name is Pete McKee and he is a cartoon artist. Have you heard of him before? Click on this link for an additional art learning challenge. Have a go, see how you get on.
Hi there, hoping that you are all safe, happy and enjoying your learning so far!
Welcome to day 2 - 25.03.20
Today's challenge is Literacy and it is based around.......
Can you write a fact file all about your family (pets too!).
Tell me what they look like?
What are their favourite and least favourite things?
Remember to make it sound interesting for the reader!
Don't forget to keep visiting our website of the week (there's lots to explore on there), P.E with Joe Wicks every day and keep going with your numeracy fluency!
Class 5 Mrs Bryan
Mrs Bryan here! I hope you are all happy and healthy.
Check back here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for new challenges.
Here is day 1 of your home learning.
Spend 10 minutes each day practising your number bonds, doubling, halving and times tables (x2, x5, x10).
Link to a website for practising:
Website of the Week
The website of the week is espresso. On here you will find some fantastic videos and learning opportunities!
Maybe take a look at this link on seasons and seasonal changes!
White Rose are creating lessons for home. Click the link here to see the first one.
In Science we have been challenged to conduct an enquiry into growing beans (just like in Jack and the Beanstalk). We began by learning about what a bean needs to grow, understanding the different parts and functions of the plant and the growing process. We have been keeping a bean diary and observing the changes over time. We are currently planning a new scientific enquiry investigation what would happen if we changed one of the variables. Would our bean still grow?
In numeracy we have been learning about partitioning and understanding the place value of numbers. We have also revisited doubling and number bonds and applied our knowledge of this to help solve problems involving near doubles and near bonds e.g. 7+8 = .
We are currently learning to use and apply our knowledge of numbers and different strategies to check our calculations and solve problems fluently and accurately.
In Literacy we have been revisiting lots of traditional fairy tales and have explored writing for different purposes. We have also been thinking about how to use drama to enhance our learning experiences. So far we have completed narrative story writing tasks involving Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel. Acted out a number of scenes from Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel. We have produced and edited newspaper articles and wanted posters for Goldilocks and currently we are writing a letter to Grandma from Into the Forest. In year 2 we are continuing to improve our writing by remembering our non negotiables, including adventurous vocabulary and thinking carefully about our handwriting.
In enterprise we have already completed our first design challenge, creating a new gingerbread treat for the witch to entice more children to visit her candy cottage. We had to work as a team considering the cost of the product, attractiveness and size. Our next enterprise challenge will involve designing a new coat for Little Red riding Hood, using our enterprise skills and scientific knowledge of materials. Keep checking for how we get on later on in the term.
Autumn Term - DreamWorks
This term class 5 will be learning all about a company called DreamWorks, gaining a greater understanding of how an animation is made!
We began the topic with an exciting Madagascar enterprise challenge to design and create a vehicle to help Marty, Alex, Melman and Gloria make their way back to New York Zoo. We needed to investigate different materials as well as different shapes for our vehicle. Have a look at our design brief below.
In Literacy we've learning about poetry.
When we performed a known poem, our criteria was, to have a loud voice, to use hand gestures and to look at the audience. Watch our Cats Sleep Anywhere performance below!
We have also written our own poems as teams by adapting Roger McGough's 'Sound Collector'. Have a look at one of the performances below, we gave it a Christmas theme!
In Science we have been developing our 'observation skills'. We used them when thinking about how different animals are adapted to their habitats. Have a look below at us in action!
In PSHE we have been exploring what makes a good friend! We discussed qualities such as kindness, respect, forgiveness and laughter. To make the perfect friend we decided to use all the qualities as ingredients and write a recipe for our very own perfect friend. Have a look below at some of our creations.
Jump into our DreamWorks learning stations with Shrek's Swamp where we will be writing narratives as well as the Trolls Sand Fluency challenge where we will be improving our fluency and speed with number facts to 20!
Summer Term - How Wonderful is the World?
This term we will be embarking on an adventure around the whole world. We will explore what makes it wonderful from towering volcanoes and rain forests to the vast variety of fascinating creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.
As well as this we will be investigating a huge range of flavours and tastes which make our world so exciting.
Keep visiting our page to follow our learning journey.
This term our topic is Disney! We are very excited to explore our learning through through the world of animation! We will be learning about Walt Disney, John Lasseter and much more!
Keep visiting our page to see what we are getting up to!
Book at Bedtime
During March we took part in Book at Bedtime month. Children had to read at bedtime every night for the whole month. To celebrate our achievements, we came to school in our pyjamas for the final day with our favourite book to share. A winner was chosen out of the hat to receive a book of their choice from 'book shop' as a prize! Not only was this an exciting challenge to complete, it has also developed our love for reading regularly and allowed us to share our favourite stories. Why not have a look at the photos below?
As part of our money raising activities for Comic Relief, we had a joke competition. Watch the videos below of some of our fantastic jokes as well as photos of our competition winners!
Have a look below at our Disney integrated learning stations. We've been using our resilience to achieve the challenges set at each station!
This term we are 'travelling through time' in our learning! This gives us the opportunity to visit many different eras. Some of the places we will be landing are, the prehistoric dinosaur era, the Ice Age, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times, the Victorian era as well as flying into the future!
The Enterprise Christmas Fair
Over the past week we have been working hard in our companies to research, design and produce products for the school Christmas fair. We learnt about the different job roles involved in the process such as, designers, accountants, manufacturers, quality controllers and marketers.
Have a look below at the photos of our journey!
Victorian Experience Day
This week we went on an exciting visit to Cannon Hall to experience life as a Victorian servant. We made our lunch in the kitchen, toured the master's house, did the washing, polished the master's brass and boots and made some butter in the larder! It was a busy and tiring day but we worked hard and the housekeeper said we could definitely come back as Victorian servants whenever we wanted! Have a look below at some of our photos.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been focusing on mastering the place value of two digit numbers. Using reasoning skills we were able to explain how many tens and units were in a number. Have a look at the video below of some reasoning.
If you would like to practise your numeracy at home, why not try out some games? Have a look at the link below!
In PSHE we have been thinking about the feelings we all share and how we can empathise and support each other. Have a look at the video below, where demonstrate how we can be kind on the playground.