13/7/2020

Dear year 5,

I hope you’ve had a good week and that you are your families are well.

This week, we will continue to follow the lessons on the National Oak Academy. However, there are no lessons for this week so please go back to week one.  You can see the daily schedule or individual subjects on the year 5 page here: https://classroom.thenational.academy/year-groups/year-5 and then scroll down the page to week one.

For maths in that week, the topic will be transformations which is quite a fun topic for the end of the term. I know that shape can be challenging to do at home: watching the video carefully and taking notes can help. In school, we have been enjoying playing Countdown for some extra arithmetic practice. Have a go here:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/starter_November2.ASP

In literacy, you will be writing setting descriptions. Remember that, as always, it’s really important that you keep reading for pleasure. At school, we are reading The Secret Garden, which is quite a challenging classic book. If you want to read along, there’s a copy online here:

https://www.oasisacademysouthbank.org/uploaded/South_Bank/Curriculum/Student_Learning/Online_Library/KS3/Classics/The_Secret_Garden_by_Frances_Hodgson_Burnett.pdf

Speak to you next week –

Miss K

6/7/2020

Dear year 5, 

 I hope you have had a good week and that you and your families are safe and well and enjoying having life start to return a little bit to normal (-ish!). 

 Here in my little bubble of children who are at school and following Oak Academy lessons we had last week fun making some 3D shapes using origami. Have a look here if you want to have a go https://wild.maths.org/tags/modular-making (we did the cube and the tetrahedron). 

 This week we are still following the Oak Academy planning: the maths focus is problem solving and the literacy focus is short stories, which should be really fun. This week’s science is about circuits. As always, find the lessons here: 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

 As you may already know, on Tuesday July 21st we are inviting all of year 5 into school for the last day of the year so that you can see each other (at a safe distance, of course), greet your new teacher for year 6 and feel more prepared for coming back in September. Miss Anson has explained this day and why it is happening in our newsletter here: https://secureservercdn.net/160.153.137.210/617.0a0.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Newsletter-29.06.2020.pdf

 Well done for all your hard work as always year 5, 

Miss K 

29/6/2020

Dear year 5, 

 I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine this week and haven’t been too hot and sticky!

 I know it’s difficult to stay motivated and keep learning at home – especially when it’s so hot – so it’s been great to hear that so many of you are reading and learning lots: well done. Watch this Newsround video if you’d like some extra motivation, or home learning tips! https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/52338653

 This week we’ll continue with Oak Academy lessons. As usual, you can find the daily lessons here: 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5

 Remember you can also sort by subject if you’d prefer to tackle a different topic:

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-5

 

The writing genre is newspaper reports – very useful, as there is quite a bit of news to report at the moment! – and the maths focus is 3D shape. If you have some scrap paper at home, you could have a go at making your own shapes, as well as learning about them. There are some cool challenges here: https://wild.maths.org/tags/modular-making Or, you could play this fun 3D shape sorting game: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/115/sorting-3d-shapes-on-a-venn-diagram

 

I hope you and your families are well. Have a good week, 

 

Miss K 

22/6/2020

Dear class 5,

I hope you managed to avoid the rain and storms last week! Well done for continuing to learn at home, it is really important that you try your best, although I know it’s not always easy. We are continuing to use the Oak Academy resources here in school and for home learning.

As usual, our class 5 schedule is at: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/

This week, the English reading and writing focus is on writing a balanced argument – which I’m sure you will all be brilliant at! The maths focus is the properties of 2D shapes. We didn’t get a chance to study shape in much depth when we were together this year so please do have a look at those lessons in particular. For some extra practice, there is a good shape sorting game here: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/75/shapes-sort-carroll

This week’s science continues the topic of circuits. There is also a fun art lesson on optical illusions.

If you’d like to share some of your work with us here at school remember that you can send your photos to office@stgabrielsprimary.co.uk – we love seeing how you’re getting on!

Have a good week,

Miss K

15/6/20

Dear class 5, 

 As always, I hope you are all safe and well. Thank you for reading this message and for continuing to do your best to learn at home – you are amazing! I hope that you have found the Oak Academy resources useful, we are continuing to recommend them for home learning this week as well as using them here in our small classes in school. 

 You can see our class 5 schedule at: https://classroom.thenational.academy/schedule-by-year/year-5/

 This week, the English reading and writing focus is biography and the maths focus is solving calculations involving decimal numbers. This week’s RE lessons review the learning from the past 7 weeks and ask you to write an essay, so please go back to RE lessons in previous weeks as you’re probably not feeling ready to write an essay after just two lessons! There is also a fun art lesson on optical illusions. Don’t forget there are more art ideas here, too: http://stgabrielsprimary.co.uk/art/

 Have a good week, 

 Miss K ​

Week beginning 8/6/2020 – Summer 2, Week 2 

Hi class 5,

I hope you and your families are all safe and well and that you’ve been managing to dodge the rain!

I hope that you got on well with the Oak National Academy home learning activities last week. I’m sure you’re keeping up with your reading but please don’t forget to read every day – here are some places to find free books online if you’re running out of new reading material!

Just like last week, you can find your daily lessons on the Oak Academy year 5 page here (it will be called Week 7!).

Here’s what you’ll be learning about in the main subjects:

English: The focus this week is reading and writing non-chronological reports. I love reading your non-fiction texts earlier this year so I’m sure you’ll produce some great writing for this topic.

Maths: This week you will be looking at solving all kinds of problems involving decimal numbers.

Science: You’ll be learning about static electricity – hair-raising!

Have fun with your learning and please do keep at it – if you have any work that you are particularly proud of, please do take a photo and email to office@stgabrielsprimary.co.uk we would absolutely love to see it.

Miss K

Dear class 5,

Hello again: I hope you and your families are well. Today – June 1st – is the first day of the new half term, the last term of this school year. As you probably know, from today St Gabriel’s is starting to re-open for some children.

This means changes for you at home as well. From today, we are asking you to follow the curriculum and lessons on the Oak Academy website. We will also be following this at school. There is one literacy and one maths lesson a day and another lesson (e.g. geography  history or art).

There is a schedule each day and you can find the lessons here: https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

I’m writing this with Miss Sarah and she says she misses you all and can’t wait to see your smiling faces! (Me too!)

Keep safe everyone- we are thinking of you.

Miss k

Week 1

Literacy

Click here for activity 1 – reading

Activity 1 reading answers

Click here for activity 2 – reading

Click here for activity 3 – writing

Click here for activity 4 – spelling

Maths

Click here for activity 1 – decimals

Activity 1 decimals answers 

Click here for activity 2 – times tables

Click here for online maths challenges links

Creative curriculum

Click here for activity 1 – art

Click here for activity 2 – history

Click here for activity 3 – geography

Click here to find more art activities on our art page

RE

Click here for activity 1

Click here for activity 2

Week 2

Literacy

Click here for reading overview

Click here for reading comprehensions

Click here for non-fiction writing activities

Click here for fiction writing activities

Click here for spellings

Maths

Click here for maths overview

Click here for quick arithmetic 1

Click here for quick arithmetic 2

Click here for times table practice 

Click here for extra maths lessons 

Creative curriculum

Click here to find more art activities on our art page

Click here for history work

Click here for geography work 

Click here for science ideas 

Click here for computing work

See year 5 art work on our arts blog

Week 3

Dear class 5,

Welcome back to a new half term, although it feels very strange to say that when we’re all still stuck at home! I hope you and your families are doing well.

Well done for being here, on this web page, and keeping up with your learning – you are awesome! I hope this week’s lessons are fun (as well as being challenging, of course). Our overall topic this half term is space so there’s lots to discover.

Best wishes, Miss K 🙂  

Literacy

Click here for reading overview 

Click here for Michael Rosen poetry reading and writing activities

Click here for 5 writing lessons

Click here for five grammar activities (answers at the end)

Click here for this week’s spellings 

Maths

Click here for maths overview

Click here for daily arithmetic

Click here for alternative daily maths

Creative curriculum

Our Creative Curriculum and science topic this half term is space!

Click here for science activities about the planets 

Click here for art and DT activities relating to space 

Click here for geography activities (longitude and latitude)

Click here for a computing activity (make a hand jive sequence!)

Fun space extra: astronauts reading stories from space! 

Week 4

Hello class 5,

It’s week 2 of this new term! Well done for being here, ready to learn new things. I know it’s not easy, but remember that you are doing something really big and important – looking after others – by staying home, that’s pretty amazing!

Best wishes, Miss K 🙂

Literacy

Click here for reading overview 

Click here for reading comprehensions 

Click here for grammar work 

Click here for writing activities

Click here for spellings

Fun spelling extra: daily lessons at 2pm from Sir Linkalot

David Walliams fans! (i.e. most of you 🙂 ): you can listen to Fing read by the author this week only.

Maths

Click here for maths overview 

Click here for daily arithmetic

Click here for alternative daily maths 

Creative curriculum

Click here for science (heliocentric and geocentric models) 

Click here for geography (lines of latitude and longitude)

Click here for computing activity (code cracking game!)

For art this week, you could have a go at this sketchbook challenge – no special materials needed, just using whatever you have at home:

Click here for the online course from Access Art

Week 5

Hello class 5,

Happy May! I hope you all had a restful weekend. I accidentally went on a very long walk (I may have got a bit lost…), not that I’m complaining as it was nice to get some extra exercise and be outside. Well done in advance for all the learning you’re going to do this week, I’ve been so impressed to hear that lots of creative things are going on at home! When we go back, we’re definitely going to have to make some time to share some of your great work together. I know you miss seeing each other at school and it’s hard, but everyone at school is wishing you well – keep going!

Look after yourselves and your families and be safe.

Miss K 🙂

Literacy

Reading overview

Reading comprehensions

Grammar activities

This week’s spellings 

Writing activities

Maths

Maths overview

Daily arithmetic

Alternative daily maths 

Creative Curriculum 

Science – the sun 

Geography – time zones 

Art and DT  (Don’t forget there are lots more art ideas on our art page)

Week 6

Hi class 5 –

Happy Monday! I hope you and your families are all well and that you were able to go outside and enjoy the sunshine over the weekend. Maybe you saw the Prime Minister’s announcement last night: things are getting better, though it looks like we need to keep learning at home for a little while longer to keep everyone safe. I hope you enjoy this week’s lessons.

Best wishes,

Miss K 🙂

Literacy

Reading and writing overview 

Iron Man reading and writing lessons:

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

The Iron Man – book

Grammar activities 

Spelling

Maths

Maths overview 

Daily arithmetic 

Alternative daily maths

Creative Curriculum 

Our science work this week is all about the Moon. Did you see the supermoon last week? There are some stunning photos on the BBC here. I’ve also noticed the stars seem brighter in the sky – maybe because we’ve had clear skies and less air pollution – and I saw the planet Venus from my kitchen window! If you want to have a go at stargazing, there are some great apps that show where the constellations are – you just point your phone at the sky.

Science – the moon 

Geography – the seasons 

Art – drawing the moon

Week 7

Hello class 5,

It might not feel like it, but this week is the last one of this half term (so next week is the half term ‘holiday’). Well done for all your work this half term and for keeping on learning, I know it’s not easy. Hope you and your families are keeping safe and well. Everyone at school is thinking of you and wishing you the best.

Work will be posted again after the half-term holiday.

Best wishes, Miss 🙂

Literacy

Reading and writing overview 

Iron Man reading and writing lessons:

Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10

Grammar activities

Spelling

Maths

Maths overview

Daily arithmetic 

Alternative daily maths

Creative Curriculum 

Science – how do we know the Earth is a sphere?

Geography – seasonal food 

Art – Beatriz Milhazes 

PE

Joe Wicks is offering a daily PE lesson on YouTube.
Click here to see his 30 minute PE lessons.

Fun challenges from Daily Mile at home

5 thoughts on “Class 5”

  1. Hi, thank you for the attached work for class 5. Can the answers be given for Maths Activity 1 and 2 and also the Literacy, reading activity 1 and 2. I need to be able to check her answers. Also for me, the parent to see how you do them! Can’t help her otherwise.

    Many Thanks

    Sam

    1. Hi Sam, I have added answers for the week 1 reading and maths. The answers for the week 2 reading comprehensions and maths activities are at the end of the pdfs.

      Hope this helps! Miss K 🙂

      1. Hi Miss K.
        Hope you are well through this crazy time!!

        Thank you so much for the answers, this helps me loads especially Maths as you know how I am on fractions!

        Also Aimee says hi.

        Thank you,

        Sam x

  2. Hi thank you for these recourses they really helped hermila. Can I ask when week 3 is coming out as week 2 was let out early.

    From:kidi

    1. Glad they helped! As this is the last week of term, week 3 resources will be uploaded on the Monday after the break, which is April 20th.

      Hope you’re all well!

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