Year 5

Nightingale

Class Teacher: Mr M Jackson

Nelson

Class Teacher: Mr H Mann

Churchill

Class Teacher: Mrs N Duckett

Latest Year 5 updates

Year 5 Home learning WB 1st March 2021

Since our last blog we have heard the great news that you will all be back with us as of the 8th March. We are very much looking forward to having our year group back together again.

This week is an exciting week with World Book Day on Thursday (4th March) – It would be great if you guys at home could still get involved. We will be having a whole school assembly at 9:30 on Thursday morning and we would love to see as many of you as possible dressed up as your favorite book character. Most of our work that day will be linked to ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers.

We will still be doing our normal year 5 assembly on Wednesday at 2:50 as well as the celebration assembly on Friday at 2:30.   

We are sure you know these e-mail address by now, but just in case here are the address to contact your teachers:

nelson@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

nightingale@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

churchill@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please remember that Mr Jackson, Mr Mann and Mrs Duckett are also teaching class bubbles in school, so we may not be able to respond immediately - but will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 2:50pm on Wednesday, you can find the link here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

Also, don't forget the special World Book Day assembly at 9:30am on Thursday - you can find the link at the school assemblies’ page above. 

Here is an introduction to this week's home learning

Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

9.00: English – Throughout this term we will being using a narrative poem called ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We have attached a copy of the text here: TheHighwaymanfullpoem.doc

Ask with last week, the lessons once again are linked to Oak National Academy. However, we have selected particular lessons for you to follow. This may seem like you miss a lesson or two out – this is ok as those lessons were focusing on grammar rather than The Highwayman. We will come back to the grammar at a later date J.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-the-opening-ctjp8c

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-build-up-part-1-cdhkec

Wednesday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-for-the-build-up-ccvp8c

Thursday: World Book Day!  Look further down the blog for today’s work!

Friday:   https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-looking-74w38d

9.45: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed

10.15: Read for 20 – 30 minutes.

Remember to record your thoughts in your reading journal. If you finish a book it would be great if you had a go at writing a book review.

10.45: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your Maths lesson

11.00: Maths – This week is the last week we are focusing just on fractions and decimals. Over the week you will be using some of you multiplication skills to your fraction work. Hopefully, you were finding the previous lessons ok. Please remember, if you are unsure of anything make sure you let your teachers know – we are here to help.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-fluency-75j3jc

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-a-fraction-by-a-whole-number-cgup2t

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/multiply-a-mixed-number-fraction-6njk6t

Thursday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-of-quantities-1-6wuk6r

Friday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-of-quantities-part-2-cmt36t

11:45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: PE

Our PE this week is the same as last week – don’t forget to let your teachers know how many mile you have covered. Last week, Mr Jackson completed a couple of 8 mile runs, Mr Mann completed a 4 mile walk each day and Mrs Duckett covered 30 miles on her bike – this brings the teachers total to 66 miles (Just past Littlehampton) J.

According to Google, it’s 12,429KM (7,723 miles) around the UK – this distance is measured around the coastline of the UK.

We don’t think that we will get round the whole of the UK. However, we would like to see how far as a year group we could travel over the next two weeks. So, all you need to do is get yourself out walking, running or biking and record how far you travel.

Keep a note of all the km/miles you cover and let you teachers know at the end of each week how far you have travelled. All the teachers (and maybe TAs) in the year group are going to take part in this too, we will update you with how many miles we have managed to clock up on next week’s blog J.

Tuesday: Science

Last week you looked at separating materials using a variety of processes (Filters, sieving, magnets and evaporation).

This week you are going look at dissolving materials and creating solutions.

What happens to salt if you add it to water?

Salt dissolves in water. This means it breaks up into tiny particles and you can no longer see it in the water. When mixed with water, salt will create a solution.

Can you think of any other materials that create a solution when added to water?

REALLY IMPORTANT…

You must check with the adult at home before carrying out this activity…

You are going to investigate what happens when you mix different materials with water:

Sand and water

Salt and water

Sugar and water

Baking Powder and water

Coffee and water

 

Please feel free to change the materials you are mixing so that it works in your home. We have attached a table to help you with your investigation. Make sure that before you begin you complete the prediction column of your table.

DissolvingMaterialsresultstable.docx

We would love to see some pictures of you carrying out the investigation J.

 

Wednesday: RE

 

Following on from the learning we did last week on Judaism, this week we are going to look at another important aspect of their religion.

 

For Jewish people, as with people from most other religions, prayer is a central part of worship. Observant Jews pray three times a day: morning, afternoon and evening. During prayer, most Jewish men wear a kippah. This is a small cap worn to cover the head as a sign of respect.

Some Jews may also wear a special prayer shawl called a tallit.

Today we would like you to find examples of different Jewish prayers used for a variety of situations:

A morning prayer.

A prayer for the lighting of the Shabbat candles.

A prayer for washing your hands before a meal.

A prayer before putting on the tallit.

A prayer for protection.

A prayer for help. 

We have attached a sheet for you to record what you find if you wish to use it.

REweek2.docx

Thursday: World Book Day - Look further down the blog for today’s work!  

Friday: Topic

Last week you found out about Crime and Punishment during the Roman period. Today you are fast forwarding about 400 years to the Anglo-Saxon period. 

As with last week we would like you to read through the Powerpoint attached here and then have a go at the attached activity. It might help if you can have an adult read through the Powerpoint with you – it shouldn’t take too long.

For the activity you need to work out which group would have been paid the most Wergild based on the injuries received.

World Book Day 2021 – Thursday 4th March 2021

Most of our learning today will be linked to the following book. We have put a scanned copy on the blog to help you.

WBDScannedcopy.pdf

We are having a whole school assembly at 9.30 and Mrs Duckett will be sharing the text live. It would be great to see you there, feel free to get dressed up as your favourite book character.

If you are unable to join us here is a link to the story being read by someone else – https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=cPPQdDwTUvE

English – Using the book as inspiration we would like you to do one of the following activities for English today. You can either, choose one of the people shown in the illustrations and write a story about them. Or you can, write a story about a group of people who began living on a different planet. How might their lives be similar / different to people back on Earth?

Maths – We are going to keep with the normal maths lessons, that way we won’t confuse ourselves J

Afternoon activity – We are going to hand this over to you. We have given you a selection of activities and we would like you to choose one to work on during the afternoon:

Science based:  The dodo explains that it isn’t supposed to be in the book. Why is this? Can you find out about other animals that have become extinct? What can we do to protect animals on our planet? 

DT based:  Can you create a model of the Earth?

Art based: Look at the page that shows night and day. Can you create two pictures of the same place at different times of the day?

 

Extra Information - Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 5 these apps are:

DoodleMaths & DoodleTables

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Year 5 Home learning WB 22nd February 2021

Hi all, welcome to term 4 – ‘The Highwayman’. Hopefully this term will be a little bit more normal and we can all be back together soon. We hope that you had a lovely half term break and are ready and raring to go.

As with last term, we look forward to receiving your e-mails and seeing all the lovely work you complete. Our year group assemblies will continue on a Wednesday afternoon at 2:50 and the whole school assemblies will also continue on a Friday afternoon. We would love to see as many of you at them as possible.

We are sure you know these e-mail address by now, but just in case here are the address to contact your teachers:

nelson@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

nightingale@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

churchill@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please remember that Mr Jackson, Mr Mann and Mrs Duckett are also teaching class bubbles in school, so we may not be able to respond immediately - but will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 2:50pm on Wednesday, you can find the link here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

Here is an introduction to this week's home learning:

Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

9.00: English – Throughout this term we will being using a narrative poem called ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. We have attached a copy of the text here: The Highwayman

This week, in English, you will find out about highwaymen – who they were and what they did. Then you will be starting to unpick the poem, focusing on the language used.

The lessons once again are linked to Oak National Academy. However, we have selected particular lessons for you to follow. This may seem like you miss a lesson or two out – this is ok as those lessons were focusing on grammar rather than The Highwayman. We will come back to the grammar at a later date!

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-build-knowledge-of-the-historical-context-of-the-poem-the-highwayman-cth36r

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-analyse-the-opening-of-the-poem-the-highwayman-c4wk6t

Wednesday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-develop-a-rich-understanding-of-words-associated-with-night-time-crr36c

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-generate-vocabulary-to-write-the-opening-of-the-highwayman-6nj6cd

Friday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-the-opening-64wkac

9.45: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed

10.15: Read for 20 – 30 minutes.

Remember to record your thoughts in your reading journal. If you finish a book it would be great if you had a go at writing a book review.

10.45: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your Maths lesson

11.00: Maths – We start this term by continuing with our lessons related to fractions and decimals. Hopefully, you were finding the previous lessons ok. Please remember, if you are unsure of anything make sure you let your teachers know – we are here to help.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/converting-between-proper-and-improper-fractions-cmuk6c

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/understanding-fractions-equivalent-fractions-chh6cd

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-the-same-denominator-6nk3jc

Thursday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-a-common-denominator-68vpae

Friday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/add-and-subtract-fractions-with-a-common-denominator-improper-fractions-6cw62d  

11:45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: PE

According to Google, it’s 12,429KM (7,723 miles) around the UK – this distance is measured around the coastline of the UK.

We don’t think that we will get round the whole of the UK. However, we would like to see how far as a year group we could travel over the next two weeks. So, all you need to do is get yourself out walking, running or biking and record how far you travel.

Keep a note of all the km/miles you cover and let you teachers know at the end of each week how far you have travelled. All the teachers (and maybe TAs) in the year group are going to take part in this too, we will update you with how many miles we have managed to clock up on next week’s blog!

Tuesday: Science

In science this term we are continuing with work linked to materials and their properties that we started back in term 1.

This week we are focusing on separating materials, have a look at the following video to find out more:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zgk4d2p

There are 4 main ways of separating materials that we are going to find out about today…

REALLY IMPORTANT…

You must check with the adult at home before carrying out this activity…

For your task, we would like you to mix together a variety of things such as: water, sand, stones, salt, rice or paper clips. Then using the knowledge that you have gained today, have a go at separating them after they have been mixed.

If you do not have filter paper you can use kitchen towel instead.

Don’t forget to show us lots of pictures of your work!

Wednesday: Geography

The Highwayman was first published in 1906, the world looked very different back then. There wasn’t the buildings that are around today and there were very few roads. Cars had only just been invented 10 years earlier so very few people had them or used them.

For your work today we would like you to look at how an area has changed over time. The link below takes you to a website that gives you maps over a period of time – it works using postcodes. We would like you to look at these maps and see how an area has changed. To start with use the school postcode: TN37 7EA – can you find out when then school was built?

We have attached a sheet that you can use to set out your work: OldmapnewmapactivitysheetGeographyweek1.pdf

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/579913/111216/10/100546

You can view the maps for free but if you zoom in too much it won’t allow you to view. If this happens just zoom out again and you will be able to view the map once again.

Thursday: RE

This term in RE we are going to be finding out about Judaism – this is a religion that you may have learnt a little bit about already. In the following link, 11 year old Charlie tells us all about Judaism and why it is important to him.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/religious-studies-ks2-what-is-judaism/zfbhf4j

This next clip explains about Shabbat and why it is important to Jewish people.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/znwhfg8/articles/zh77vk7

We have attached a word document that explains Shabbat in a little more detail. After reading this we would like you to have a go at answering the questions that are on the sheet. 

WhatisShabbatREweek1pdf.pdf

Friday: Topic

Throughout this term we are going to find out about Crime and Punishment through the ages. Today we are going back about 2000 years to the Romans. You may remember some of this from when you looked at the Romans in year 3.

We would like you to read through the Powerpoint attached and then have a go at the attached activity. It might help if you can have an adult read through the Powerpoint with you – it shouldn’t take too long.

For the activity you need to match up the pictures with the definitions. If you can print this out you could just cut and stick them together. If you can’t print it out, just write the word that goes with the picture followed by the definition.

CrimeandPunishment-week1.ppt

CrimeandPunishmentactivity-week1pdf.pdf

Sport

Don’t forget to take part in the virtual games this week. Make sure you let your teacher know if this is something you have been doing 

Extra Information - Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 5 these apps are:

DoodleMaths & DoodleTables

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Year 5 Home learning WB 8th February 2021

Hi all, we have made it to the last week of term 3 J. We hope you all enjoyed your weekly video message about your home learning. Thank you to all the parents and children that continue to e-mail their year 5 teacher. Well done to all the children who have been logging on to the year 5 assemblies on a Wednesday and/or the whole school assemblies on a Friday - we love seeing you guys on there.

Even though it is the last week, please do make sure you keep sending in your work. Just in case you need them, here are our class email addresses:

nelson@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

nightingale@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

churchill@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Please remember that Mr Jackson, Mr Mann and Mrs Duckett are also teaching class bubbles in school, so we may not be able to respond immediately - but will get back to you! 

Don’t forget the Year group assembly at 2:50pm on Wednesday, you can find the link here, but you'll need the password your parent has been sent via email: https://www.silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk/school-life/school-assemblies

Here is Mrs Duckett with an introduction to this week's home learning

Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

9.00: English – This week in our English we are going to have a focus on grammar. As a suggestion - you could use what you learn this week and have a go at editing and improving your stories from last week.  

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-using-the-simple-past-present-and-future-tense-c5h32d

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-past-present-and-future-progressive-tense-6djk2c  

Wednesday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-revise-the-past-present-and-future-progressive-tense-6rukjd  

Thursday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-explore-the-function-of-apostrophes-ctk38r   

Friday:  Inset Day

9.45: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed

10.15: Read for 20 – 30 minutes.

Remember to record your thoughts in your reading journal. If you finish a book it would be great if you had a go at writing a book review.

10.45: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your Maths lesson

11.00: Maths – This week we are continuing with our lessons related to fractions and decimals. Hopefully, you have been finding the previous lessons ok. Please remember, if you are unsure of anything make sure you let your teachers know – we are here to help.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-and-ordering-ccwk0r

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-decimals-part-1-70r6at

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/rounding-decimals-part-2-74rkgc

Thursday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-and-division-part-1-64u32d

Friday:  Inset day  

11:45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: Science

This week, in our Science, we are going to be learning about the solar system and finding out how long it takes for each of the planets to orbit the sun.

Have a look at the following website, it gives you lots of information about the different planets within our solar system:

https://www.spacekids.co.uk/solarsystem/

The following link tells us how long it takes for each of the planets to orbit the sun:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/tg2-a-01-movement-of-the-planets-in-our-solar-system-animation  

Mercury = 88 days

Venus = 225 days

Earth = 365 days

Mars = 687 days

Jupiter = 12 Earths years or 4380 days

Saturn = 29.5 Earth years or 10767 days

Uranus = 84 Earth years or 33660 days

Neptune = 165 Earth years or 60225 days

Using this information we would like you to calculate how old you and members of you family would be on different planets. You will need access to a calculator for this!

First take you age and multiply it by 365:

9 x 365 = 3285 (this is how many days you have been alive)

Then take the 3285 and divide it by how long it takes the planet to orbit the sun:

3285 ÷ 88 (Mercury) = 37.3295454545

Rounded to the nearest year you would be 37 years old on Mercury J

Tuesday: Art/ Music

Below are two links to pieces of music composed by Gustav Holst between 1914 and 1916. These two musical pieces come from a suite called ‘The Planets’. We have chosen Mars and Neptune for you to listen to.

While listening to the music we would like you to create a picture – it does not need to be a drawing. More an expression of your feelings while listening to it.

You can choose what medium you work in – for example paint, coloured pencil or chalk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXOanvv4plU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQQGi4gN6gI

We can’t wait to see what you create!  

Wednesday and Thursday: Topic –

Over the next couple of days we would like you to research the Apollo 11 mission. This was the mission that took Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins on a trip to the moon. Try to find out key information, such as dates, times, locations and quotes.

Here are some websites that might help:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/48789792

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/moon-landing/

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/science/space/neil-armstrong-facts/

We would then like you to turn this information into a newspaper report. We have attached a poster to remind you of the key features of a newspaper report. We have also attached a newspaper template that you may like to use. 

Newspaper poster

Newspaper template word format for typing

Newspaper template pdf format for printing/viewing

Friday: Inset Day

Couple of extra things you could work on:

Sport

You may remember back in the first lockdown we suggested you took part in the Virtual Sussex Games! Well guys it is back for the winter! This week the sport/skills is Bob Run! To find out more check out their Instagram account. We will also sent out extra information as and when we receive it J.

Topic

We have come across this website:

https://creativepark.canon/en/categories/CAT-ST01-5592/index.html

You can print off paper/card models that you can build into Space vehicles. We would love to see them if you are able to build one.

Extra Information - Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 5 these apps are:

DoodleMaths & DoodleTables

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Year 5 Home learning WB 1st February 2021

Hi all, hope you all enjoyed your message from Mr Jackson about your home learning for this week. Thank you to all the parents and children that continue to e-mail their year 5 teacher. We love hearing from you and seeing what you have been up to. Please do keep sending it in and if you still have not been in touch with your teachers, there’s still time. Here is a reminder of our class email addresses:

nelson@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

nightingale@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

churchill@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

Don’t forget you can also use the e-mails to ask questions about your learning or just say hi and tell us what you have been up to!

Please remember that Mr Jackson, Mr Mann and Mrs Duckett are also teaching class bubbles in school, so we may not be able to respond immediately - but will get back to you! 

Daily learning guide
Learning times are only a guide, you might choose to approach each task at a different time

9.00: English - This week we are going to continue with our learning related to story writing – we hope you enjoyed the lessons from week.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-narrative-climax-crv3ce

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-narrative-climax-64rpar

Wednesday:   https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-plan-a-narrative-resolution-cdhpac

Thursday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/to-write-a-narrative-resolution-cgtk4c

Friday:  In this lesson, we would like you to use all the skills you have built up in the last couple of weeks and have a go at writing your own story. The only thing we ask is… try and give it a space theme as this links to our topic. We have attached a story mountain planning sheet to help you plan out your work. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. PDF version for printing. Word version for typing

9.45: Time to log on and complete some work on Spelling Shed

10.15: Read for 20 – 30 minutes.

Remember to record your thoughts in your reading journal. If you finish a book it would be great if you had a go at writing a book review.

10.45: Take a break.  Grab a drink and a snack ready for your Maths lesson

11.00: Maths – This week we are continuing with our work on fractions and decimals. Well done for all the work last week – you did brilliantly. If you missed any sessions, it may be worth going back a catching up, as it will help with your lessons this week.

Monday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/fractions-and-decimals-70tp4c

Tuesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/thousandths-6wup6t

Wednesday: https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/comparing-fractions-and-decimals-c5jp8r

Thursday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-1-c4tkac

Friday:  https://classroom.thenational.academy/lessons/improper-fractions-part-2-64upad

11:45: Take time to complete some work on Doodle Maths/ Doodle Tables.

12.15: Lunch time.

13.15: In the afternoon we focus on our Foundation subjects, here are some suggested activities in line with what we will be doing in school each day.

Monday: Science

Last week in Science, you learnt about why the sun appears to move across the sky during the day. This week we you are going to be discovering why we have different amounts of daylight hours, depending on the time of the year.

Watch the video below – the person narrating this is American, so calls autumn the fall. Also, you do not need to do the questions at the end, unless you want to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em3TlqNOUsk

Once you have watched the video, we would like you to complete this sheet: PDF format for printing,

Tuesday: Art

We would like you to design your own planet.

Think about the following:

What is your planets name?

What colour will it be?

How big will it be?

How many moons does it have (if any)?

What will the surface of the moon look like (water, land, and signs of life)?

Who inhabits the planet?

Create a poster, which includes a picture of your planet and all of the information above.

Wednesday:  Topic/DT

Over the last few weeks you have been doing some amazing work all linked to space, space travel and being an astronaut. This week we would like you to have a go at creating a dinner menu for an astronaut. Here are a few videos showing astronaut Chris Hatfield cooking and eating in space…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZx0RIV0wss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5FuPC6nsH0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwv6Hcn-0HY

Here is one last video, where Heston Blumethal (celebrity chef) sets you the challenge of designing a menu.

https://www.stem.org.uk/elibrary/resource/34999

We have attached a couple of sheets to help you. Have fun, we can’t wait to see what amazing feasts you come up with:

3DTEatwellplatediagramWeek5.pdf        4DTmealplanWeek5.pdf

Thursday: PSHE

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week (1 – 7th Feb).

We often focus on our Physical fitness – making sure we are keeping ourselves fit and healthy. We may do this by going out for walks, riding our bikes or doing a club like gymnastics, dance or football.

However, it is also important to focus on our mental health. Sometimes we can feel worried, anxious or upset and it is important that we have ways to make ourselves feel better; this may include Physical exercise. This week, for your PSHE, we would like you to do something that makes you feel happy and relaxed. This could be baking, riding your bike, writing a story, drawing a picture, reading or playing/listening to music. Mrs Duckett will defiantly be getting out on her bike, Mr Jackson will be heading out for a run and Mr Mann will be reading a good book!

Whatever you do, enjoy yourself – if you can send us a picture or let us know what you did and how it made you feel, that would be great.

Friday: PE

As we have done in previous weeks, you can use this session to get out and about doing your daily exercise. If for some reason you can’t go out, maybe your parents are working or you are needing to isolate at the moment, do not worry. Here is link to some kids’ workout sessions…

https://www.youtube.com/user/Glennhigginsfitness

These 20 min sessions are brilliant, you can train as a superhero (Black Panther, Wonder Woman or Batman to name a few). Maybe you could have a go at creating a few of your own moves. As we always say the most important thing is having fun and enjoying the exercise J.

Couple of extra things you could work on:

Sport:

You may remember back in the first lockdown we suggested you took part in the Virtual Sussex Games! Well guys it is back for the winter! This week the sport/skills is snow sports! To find out more check out their Instagram account. We will also sent out extra information as and when we receive it J.

Topic

We have found the following website created by the ESA – it is full of games, activates and information all related to space and the ESA.

http://www.esa.int/kids/en/home

Extra Information - Learning Apps

In addition to the lessons and activities prepared by your teachers, all children have unlimited access to a number of learning apps. In Year 5 these apps are:

DoodleMaths & DoodleTables

Edshed (Spelling Shed)

You should have logins for all three of these sites, and you will be used to using them at school. Try to use them daily to help improve your Maths and Spelling skills. They are all free to use and work on pretty much any online device - including many mobile phones. 

If you have any problems logging on, please either contact your class teacher via the class email address or contact Silverdale tech support at: appsupport@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk

 

Unfortunately we haven't been able to carry out our normal transition days for you to meet your new teacher.  We are hard at work today planning for our Recovery Curriculum, and the work that you will be completing when you return to Silverdale in September.  But in the mean time take a moment to watch a short video filmed by our class teachers welcoming you to your new class. 

Churchill:

Nightingale:

Nelson:

Take care and have a great summer - see you in September

The Year 5 Team