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Don’t forget there are ideas for activities on each of the subject pages too. All the links are on the home page. 

The general information about home learning page has been updated too so please have a read.

If you have any photos of your VE DAY 75 Celebrations please email them to Mrs Eeley for inclusion in a gallery on the page.

There is a special lockdown challenge for all children and staff on the #casheslockdownchallenge page - please take a look.

It would be wonderful if everyone can join in.

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  I am missing you all so much!

This week I wanted to teach myself something new.  As I like plaiting my hair, I decided to learn a new plait. I can already do a normal plait and a french plait so I challenged myself to learn how to do a fishtail plait.  I watched one YouTube tutorial and then had a go.  Not too bad for a first attempt if I do say so myself...

My next challenging is mastering the mermaid braid!  So far it isn't going well.  It ends up in a right mess - I shall keep working on it!

Unsurprisingly, I've been busy reading.  I finished Talking to the Moon by S.E. Durrant in a day and it was as good as I'd hoped!  After I'd finished it, I tweeted my appreciation of the book and the author replied to me!  Exciting!  After that I read Cloud Boy by Marcia Williams and it was one of the best (and saddest) books I've ever read but I absolutely loved it!  I sensed in the first few pages that it probably wasn't going to have a happy ending - I am not ashamed to say that I was crying at the end.  I couldn't put it down and it took my just under 2 hours to read the whole thing.  So good!  Once I'd recovered from Cloud Boy, I then moved onto reading Troofriend by Kirsty Applebaum.  I enjoyed it and I think lots of you would too.  I am now having a second attempt at reading Cogheart by Peter Bunzl.  You may remember that I gave up with this book previously as I couldn't get into it.  However, I am giving it a second chance and hoping that I just needed to read on a little further before I got into it. 

Cogheart will be the 46th book that I've read this year!  The vast majority of these have been children's books.  I want to reach 50 by the end of June as that'll be halfway through the year.  My aim is to have read at least 100 books by the end of the year! 

I hope that you are really proud of me as I've not actually bought any new books this week!  However, I will be buying some more over the next couple of days as it won't be long before I've got no books left to read and that would be a disaster!  I only have one book left on my TBR pile so I need to start looking at buying some new ones before I run out.

I also went on another bike ride at the weekend.  I went along the canal again and then went on a bit of detour around Gloucester on the way home.  I cycled up the BIGGEST hill (slight hyperbole there)!  I was so out of breath by the time I got to the top, I had to rest for a few minutes!  

Whilst at school on Monday, I did some more arts and crafts with the children.  My focus this week was on my favourite animal - owls!  We made owls by wrapping string around cardboard templates - I was really impressed with how they turned out!  We then made mosaic owls using pieces of brown paper.  I think mine looks really cute!  However, my Mum and Dad thought it was hilarious and asked if a young child had made it!  How rude!!!  I was then inspired by some photographs Beatrice sent me of chalk art she'd been creating at home so I had a go on the playground.  

Here are some of the wonderful photographs and videos I have received from some of you showing me what you've been up to this week...

(I received even more this week than I did last week which is fantastic!  Thank you so much and keep them coming.  It makes me so happy to see them whilst I can't see you!)


Archie taking on the rapids!

The Adventures of Nige

Here's what he's been up to this week.

  • At the moment, I go food shopping for my Nan and Grampy each week.  Nige decided to come with me this week to ride around in the trolley!  He really enjoyed being pushed around.
  • He then came with me to deliver the food to their house.
  • At school he made a house from LEGO.  He even included a hot tub! 
  • He found a dog much more his size to have a ride on. 
  • He has been enjoying being out in the garden looking at all the plants - what a poser!
  • He and Crunchie (the cat) had a lie down together in the grass.

Last Week's Poetry

Thank you to those of you who sent me your food themed poetry.  I have included pictures of the work I was sent.

1. Broccoli - Beatrice

2.Cakes - Gabriella

3. The Biscuits - Cara

4. Chocolate - Kayla

5. Brussel Sprouts - Gracie D

(If have accidentally missed anyone I'm really sorry.  Let me know and I'll add yours)

Mental Health Awareness Week

As you may know this week is Mental Health Awareness Week.  This year's theme is kindness.  It is really important that you are not only kind to others but also to yourself. 

As you know, from my updates each week I love the work of the artist Charlie Mackesy.  I think that the messages in his artwork are so important.  This one has been featured on his Twitter page this week as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week.  I have set you an art/PSHE task based on his artwork below the picture. 

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Art Task

Your task is to have a go at creating your own picture in Charlie's style.  You don't have to use the boy, the mole, the fox or the horse as the central characters if you don't want to - choose your own animals.  Then, have a go at thinking of your own special message to include within the picture.  Charlie uses ink for his work (like when we had a go at drawing in the style of Quentin Blake in class) but you can use whatever you like/have at home.  Once done, send me a photograph of your artwork.

For inspiration, scroll back through this page to have a look at the pictures I've used each week or 'Google' Charlie Mackesy and all of his work comes up.  

English Task

This week's main English task comes from a great writing competition that I have found online called 'Generation Lockdown'.  It is a competition for ages 7 - 17 (I'm sad I'm too old to enter!)  The aim of it is to share stories of what life in lockdown has been like.  The competition is open until the 17th July so you have plenty of time to compose your entry. 

Summary

  • Write about your experience during lockdown/the coronavirus.
  • It can take the form of a personal experience, a poem, or a creative story
  • The entry should be 700 words or less (don't panic, you don't have to write 700 words!)
  • Work will be read by a published author (these include Ross Welford and Cathy Cassidy among several others), who will pick out the best five entries from your age group. 
  • The entries that are chosen will then be included in a book called 'Generation Lockdown Writes'
  • There are also a range of other prizes and a special book launch where you would be able to meet the authors.
  • Money raised from the book goes towards The BookTrust Charity.  

For more information please visit the website: https://generationlockdown.co.uk/.

If you do decide to enter (and it is completely optional), please do send me a copy of your work as I'd love to read it.  I can also help with ideas/editing/redrafting if needed.  If you don't have access to a computer to type your work up but you'd like to enter, take photographs of your handwritten work and I am more than happy to type it up and submit it for you.  Alternatively you might just want to write about your experience but not enter the competition, if that's the case then you can just send it to me to read.

Lots of you are super writers so I definitely think it would be worth it to enter!  What have you got to lose?  Believe and you can achieve!

Additional English Tasks - SPaG

I have put together a few other English worksheets for you to complete it you want to. 

Sheet 1 - Basic punctuation - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 2 - Spelling rules: 'ie' or 'ei' - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 3 - Determiners - Click here for the worksheet. 

Sheet 4 - Spelling: homophones - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 5 - Its and It's - Click here for the worksheet.

Reading Task

A slightly different reading task this week…

“Fed up with the same old animals?  Had enough of hippos?  Bored of bears?  Tired of tigers?  Do you want animals that are fresh, new and exciting?”

I have come across some humorous books by Martin Brown called Lesser Spotted Animals and Lesser Spotted Animals 2.  These books feature many animals that are often over-looked or in some cases not even heard of due to the ‘big-shots’ hogging the limelight!  These books aim to raise awareness of many of the mammals that never get seen.

Below I have included extracts from Lesser Spotted Animals and Lesser Spotted Animals 2

What I’d like you to do for your reading task this week is research based.  Choose one of the ‘lesser spotted’ animals listed in the contents of either extract and make a page that could feature in this book.  I have included an example of one that I have made (Long-Tailed Dunnart from Lesser Spotted Animals).  (Note: You don't have to do it on the computer.)

Maths Tasks

This week's tasks are all focused on some of the fraction work we learnt before school closed (#fractionaction).  I know that some of this was quite challenging so on every sheet I have included an example and the steps needed.  

Lesson 1 - Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa - Click here for the worksheet. 

Lesson 2 - Multiplying proper fractions - Click here for the worksheet. 

Lesson 3 - Multiplying mixed numbers by whole numbers - Click here for the worksheet. 

Lesson 4 - Adding and subtracting fractions - Click here for the worksheet. 

Lesson 5 - Fraction word problems - Click here for the worksheet. 

If you have any difficulties or need me to explain something further then please do let me know (mjordan@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk

In addition to these worksheets, if you head over to the Maths page Mr Barnard has updated the Can Do Maths activities. 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Here you will find daily English and Maths lessons.  There are also regular Science, History and Geography lessons. 

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  I hope that you and your families are all well.

Once again, I have been busy getting school work ready.  As well as doing my work, I have also been having lots of fun completing a number of different challenges as a part of our fundraising efforts.  Amy challenged me to drink a smoothie with at least one horrible ingredient in.  I actually don't like smoothies anyway so the whole thing was going to be horrible.  I went to the shop to have a look at what they had and picked the most disgusting sounding (and looking) one I could find!  It was a delightful green colour!  Nevertheless, I did it as it was for charity but it really was gross and I could taste it for the rest of the day!  Then, Gracie D challenged me to score 100 goals in 30 minutes - a challenge that was much more up my street!  I must have picked the hottest day of the week to do it on as I was sweating after about 5 minutes!  However, I managed it in just over 14 minutes.  I was rather impressed with myself!  At the end I had a little fun trying to score a trick shot - scoring a goal, facing away from the post!  I managed it on about my 10th attempt - hooray!  Check out the video below!

If you haven't had a chance to see the challenge videos yet, go to the #casheslockdownchallenge page where you can watch all the videos of the challenges which have been completed so far!  These include Mrs Marsh's ice bucket challenge, Miss Grace and Mrs Folley singing along to Frozen and Mrs Eeley and Mrs Hall's trampolining plus lots of others!

As well as completing challenges I have of course been reading.  I finished The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  Don't get me wrong, it was a nice story but I can't say I overly enjoyed it.  I then moved onto reading The Bigwoof Conspiracy by Dashe Roberts and again I was disappointed and can't say I really enjoyed reading it but I did persevere on to get it finished! Then I moved onto reading A Library of Lemons  by Jo Cotterill. It was so good that I finished it within a few hours! After the previous two disappointing reads, it was great to read such a fantastic book. I would really recommend it and it has definitely been added to my ever growing list of favourites!  After planning this week’s reading task, I have already decided that my next book is going to be Talking to the Moon by S.E. Durrant. Just from reading the extract I have included below, I get the feeling that it’s going to be a good one!

I also have a confession...I might have accidentally ordered a new book...Technically it couldn't be helped because I ordered Kayla's prize for winning the 100 word challenge and to qualify for free delivery I needed to spend a little more.  So...I also bought a book for myself!  I hope you're not too disappointed in me as I said I wouldn't but I mean it really wasn't my fault.  If anything it's Amazon's fault!

Also this week, I went on a bike ride along the canal in Gloucester on Saturday morning.  I rode just over 8 miles and it took me just over an hour!  I didn't realise how far I went until I got back and I checked on an app I was using to track my journey.  I saw some ducks and a swan on the canal as I was cycling past.  By the time I got home I was well and truly shattered!  I had to sit down outside for quite a while to cool down!

On Monday at school I made some bird feeders with the children that were there.  Now, I've never made bird feeders before and thought how bad could it be?  Answer = awful!!!  The smell...eugh!  We used lard to bind the seeds and it was the most disgusting smelling thing ever (maybe even worse than the smell of the smoothie!)  Then to make the whole thing even worse, when I went to hang them up for the birds about half of them fell apart!  Honestly!!!  Suffice to say I will not be making those ever again!  

Disgusting bird feeders!  Hope the birds enjoyed them though!
Disgusting bird feeders! Hope the birds enjoyed them though!

Here are some of the wonderful photographs and videos I have received from some of you showing me what you've been up to...

(Note: it made me so happy to receive so many photographs this week - keep them coming please!)


Annabelle's Hula-Hooping

Macie's Piano Playing

Luke's Robot

The Adventures of Nige

Here's what he's been up to this week.

  • He came to school with me on Monday and helped me paint stones like mini beasts.  We made a snail, bee and a ladybird.  I am not entirely sure what happened to one of the ladybirds eyes - I'll blame Nige!
  • Nige insisted that he help me drive!  As you can see, he's a little too small and could only just about see over the top of the steering wheel!
  • He is missing you lots (as am I) he did this wonderful picture for you.  He drew a self portrait of himself.  Almost as good as my art skills! 
  • He tried out his new shower cap!
  • We played a game of hide and seek and I found him hiding in the washing machine!  Good job it wasn't accidentally turned on.
  • He very kindly helped vacuum the house. 
  • He had a snooze with Fudge (the cat).
  • He got very excited to see that his strawberry plant has started flowering!
  • If you have seen my netball challenge video, you'll have seen that Nige was in charge of keeping track of how many goals I scored.  He is much better at counting than I am!

English Task

This week's English task is all about poetry.  You may remember that my favourite poet is Michael Rosen.  He has written lots of wonderfully funny poems.  One of his most well known poems is called Chocolate Cake (another one of my favourite things!)  This poem is a memory of a chocolate cake from Michael's childhood.  Below is a video of him performing his poem (this is the full length version). 

I would like you to write me a poem based on food.  It can be about one food in particular or about lots of different foods.  It can be your favourite or least favourite food - whatever you want!  You can either type/write your poem down and send it to me or you could perform it and send me a video!  Your poem does not have to be as long as Michael's is!

Remember, poems don't always have to rhyme (but it can do if you want it to).

Additional English Tasks - SPaG

I have put together a few other English worksheets for you to complete it you want to. 

Sheet 1 - Co-ordinating conjuctions - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 2 - Subordinating conjunctions - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 3 - Standard English - Click here for the worksheet.

Sheet 4 - Multi-clause sentences - Click here for the worksheet. 

Sheet 5 - Prepositions - Click here for the worksheet.

Reading Task

This week's extract is taken from one of the books that is currently on my TBR pile!  Just reading this small extract and writing the questions made me excited to read it!  It is definitely next up after I finish my current read!

Read the extract from Talking to the Moon and answer the questions based on it.  Don't forget to PEE(L)!!! Point, Evidence, Explain (and Link if you can).  I have included a copy of the PEEL guide that we use in lessons to help you remember.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can either type your answers into the computer and email them to me or write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook and send me a picture of them. 

Maths Tasks

The White Rose website are no longer offering free resources so I have made a worksheet for you to complete each day.  This week's focus is addition and subtraction.

Lesson 1 - Column addition - Click here for the worksheet.

Lesson 2 - Column subtraction - Click here for the worksheet.

Lesson 3 - Inverse operations - Click here for the worksheet.

Lesson 4 - Multi-step word problems - Click here for the worksheet.

Lesson 5 - Maze 100 challenge - Click here for the worksheet.

In addition to these worksheets, if you head over to the Maths page Mr Barnard has updated the Can Do Maths activities. 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Here you will find daily English and Maths lessons.  There are also regular Science, History and Geography lessons. 

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  Another week, another update!

Once again this last week I have been busy with school work during the days as I think it is really important to keep some sort of routine during these times.  I have really enjoyed chatting with lots of you via email about what you're reading and what you've been up to. 

As always, I have been busy reading each evening.  I finished The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford and I really, really, really, really enjoyed it (can you tell that I enjoyed it!)  One of the things I enjoyed about it was the fact that the story was told from different perspectives - Ethan and Hellyann who are the main characters.  I would most definitely recommend this one.  Often when I've finished a book I tweet the authors to let them know I've enjoyed their book and Ross Welford 'liked' my tweet to him!  #twitterfamous.  I also finished Pax by Sara Pennycracker.  Again, I really enjoyed it but it was very sad at times (I totally didn't cry!)  It is a story about a boy called Peter and his pet fox called Pax.  Following his father's instructions, Peter has to leave Pax in wild whilst he goes to live with his grandfather.  Peter is distraught at having to leave his best friend so not long after arriving at his grandfather's house, Peter runs away vowing to be reunited with Pax.  Again, the story is told from both sides so not only do you find out about Peter's journey but you also learn about how Pax has had to adjust to living in the wild, which he had not done since being a young kit.  There is also lots of lovely illustrations within the book.  Another one I'd recommend.  I've just started reading The Wild Robot by Peter Brown.  I shall update you on this one next week.  

I had another one of those "accidents" and bought four more books.  I did tell myself that I wasn't allowed to buy anymore books until I'd finished all the ones on my current TBR pile but unfortunately I failed - whoops!  I have included a picture of the new additions below.  I have now told myself again that I am not allowed to buy anymore books until I am onto the last one in the TBR pile.  I will really, really try hard this time!

On Friday 8th May it is the 75th anniversary of VE Day - Victory in Europe - which marks the day when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end during World War II.  So, on Monday at school, I did some arts and crafts activities linked to this.  Now you know what my art skills are like, so I hope you will be impressed with my creations (check them out in the photograph below).  We created tea-light candle holders using tissue paper and PVA glue (which I also covered my hands in to satisfyingly peel off once dry) to cover a glass jar.  The poppies are a symbol of remembrance which is why we put poppies on them.  Then we created sunset backgrounds using oil pastels and add a silhouette of a saluting solider.  I think they turned out really good - I was very impressed anyway!

Here are some of the wonderful photographs I have received from some of you showing me what you've been up to...

The Adventures of Nige

Nige came to school with me again on Monday.  Here's what he has been up to this week. 

  • He practised his driving skills in a Cozy Coupe!
  • He had lots of fun whizzing down the slide over and over again!
  • He set up his own little house.
  • Made some creations with LEGO.
  • Helped me with my tea-light holder.
  • Most of all, he was super excited as he got to catch up with some old friends - Foxy, Twoo, Prickles and Barry!!!  They reunited over tea and cake!

Last Week's Work

Thank you again to those of you who sent work to me.

100 Word Challenge Results...

A huge well done to all of you who sent an entry to me!  It was really difficult to pick one winner!  Some of the vocabulary used within the writing was superb and really painted vivid images in my mind.  Some were quite creepy, which I love, and others rather mysterious which left me with lots of questions!  Whilst there can only be one winner, I have also included copies of everyone's work below because if we were in class we would read our work aloud and celebrate each others success.

But first...

The winner...

I have been back and forth trying to choose for quite some time...

But I have made my decision...

Congratulations to...

...

...

...

Kayla, I will be in touch with you regarding your prize!  Congratulations!

As I said, it was really difficult to choose.  Here are copies of everyone's work.  (Disclaimer: I do apologise if there are any typos when I typed up your work.  You've all seen how quick I type and that I sometimes make mistakes in class!) 

English Task

I know lots of you really enjoy reading the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series so this week your English task is linked to this.  Jeff Kinney, the author of this series, always wanted to be a comic book writer.  As a result, he decided to write his stories as a child writing a diary as a way to include his cartoons in his work.  

Below I have included an extract from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown for you to have a look at. 

Your task is to write me a diary entry, based on something funny which has happened to you, which includes cartoons/pictures.  This can either be an entry from sometime in the past or can be for one day this week.  If you can't think of anything funny then it can be about anything :]     

Reading Task

Read the extract from The Good Thieves and answer the questions based on it.  Don't forget to PEE(L)!!! Point, Evidence, Explain (and Link if you can).  I have included a copy of the PEEL guide that we use in lessons to help you remember.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can either type your answers into the computer and email them to me or write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook and send me a picture of them. 

Maths Tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Summer Term - Week 3 (w/c 4th May)

Lesson 1 - Multiplying 2-digits numbers - **Look at my example below for how I have taught you how to work out these types of questions as you may find the example on the sheet confusing**

Lesson 2 - Multiplying 4-digits by 2-digits - **Look at my example below for how I have taught you how to work out these types of questions as you may find the example on the sheet confusing**

Lesson 3 - Divide with remainders

Lesson 4 - Calculate perimeters

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge 

Please let me know if you have any problems. 

Multiplication Code Breaker Challenge

Well done to Archie who correctly completed last weeks challenge!  Here's a new one for this week. 

Have a go at solving this code.  Take a photograph and email me your answers and I will let you know whether or not you have done it correctly.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can just write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook. 

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Here you will find daily English and Maths lessons.  There are also regular Science, History and Geography lessons. 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  I hope that you and your families are all okay.  

In the last week I have been very busy getting lots of school work sorted.  I am going to be even more organised than usual when all this is over!  I have of course continued my reading and finished The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson.  Last week I said that I wasn't sure if I was enjoying it or not but I can now report that I actually did really enjoy it.  It was a little bit strange in places (it had a house with chicken legs in it) but overall I thought it was good.  I have also completed Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.  Again, I really enjoyed it and would recommend it.  Similarly to The Girl Who Speaks Bear, it took a little while to get going but it was really good once it did.  I have now started The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford.  I am just under 100 pages in so far and I must say I am hooked!  The story is being told from two different characters point of view - Hellyann and Ethan.  Ethan's twin sister Tammy went missing four days ago and so far she has not been found.  Hellyann is an alien and seems to know something about Tammy's disappearance.  Ethan has just encountered the mysterious Hellyann after an accident at the lake with his friend.  He doesn't know who, or what even, Hellyann is and does not yet know that she knows about Tammy.  The next time I read I am going to start 'Part Two - Hellyann's Story'.  I don't think it's going to take me long to finish this one!  I have also given my mum lots of recommendations, she has read Street Child now as she enjoyed Far From Home and I've now got her reading The Boy at the Back of the Class which is one of my all time favourites!

I am really missing playing netball!  I am still practising in my garden but it's not quite the same as running around the court with my friends.  Here are some photographs of me and the two teams I play in.  I wonder if you can spot someone else familiar in the black and white photograph!

 The Adventures of Nige

Nige has really been getting into playing games this week. 

  • He came to school with me on Monday.  As you can see, he made sure he was safe on the journey by making sure he had his seat belt on in the car.  
  • We played Connect 4 (he was green and I was red).
  • We played chess.  If I'm being honest, neither of us had a clue how to play so just made it up as we went along!
  • He had go at Bop It. Unfortunately, like the dinosaur in that video ("Big Head and Little Arms" - Click here to watch the hilarious video clip again!), he found that his arms just weren't long enough to reach.  He was most upset!
  • He has been completing puzzles and playing Angry Birds on the iPad.
  • He has also been lounging in bed whilst I've been working!   

Last week's work

A big thank you to those of you who sent me some of your work from last week.

PowerPoints:  Thank you to Kayla who created a PowerPoint about J.K. Rowling, Cara who created one about Philip Pullman, Megan who created hers about David Walliams and Gracie D who created hers about Rachel Renee Russell.  I really enjoyed reading the information and seeing good computing skills being used.  It was also great that you had all chosen different authors.  Well done girls, super job!

Code Breaker: Well done to Kayla and Macie who correctly worked out that it was the 6 times table.

In addition to these I have received lots of other messages, photographs and work.  Rosa has been busy helping her younger brother with his spellings, Gabriella has been very busy every morning enjoying the Joe Wicks workout, Jakub has been on a dinosaur hunt, Kayla has been sending me her maths work everyday and Archie was awarded 'Supporters Player' in his virtual rugby awards presentation.  Thank you for those of you who also sent me your reading work - great PEEing!  (Haha!) 

**FREE BOOK ALERT (available to read online)**

The Book of Hopes - Edited by Katherine Rundell

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/

A collection of short stories, poems, pictures and more from over 100 children's writer and illustrators including Onjali Q Raúf, Michael Morpurgo, Greg James and Chris Smith and Jacqueline Wilson.  I for one will definitely be reading this.

English Task

100 Word Challenge

It has been a long time since we completed our last 100 word challenge so we are going to do one this week. 

Prompt: Choose one of the three images provided as the focus for your writing.  You don't need to worry about printing the pictures off, just write at the top of your work which picture (number 1, 2 or 3) you're using so I know.  You can either type your work or write it by hand, take a photograph and then email it to me.  

Rules:

  • Your writing has to be a minimum of 50 words and maximum of 100 words (titles are NOT included in the 100 words).  Please include the word count as you know I find counting tricky!
  • Entries need to be sent to me by MONDAY 4TH MAY to give me a chance to read and pick the winner to announce next Wednesday.   

Usual prize will be won - I will arrange getting it to you somehow!  Gotta be in it to win it!

As always, I've had a go as I love writing.  You will find my example below the pictures.

Reading Task

Read the extract from Evie and the Animals and answer the questions based on it.  Don't forget to PEE(L)!!! Point, Evidence, Explain (and Link if you can).  I have included a copy of the PEEL guide that we use in lessons to help you remember.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can either type your answers into the computer and email them to me or write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook and send me a picture of them. 

Maths Tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

Summer Term - Week 2 (w/c 28th April)

Lesson 1 - Adding decimals with the same number of decimal places

Lesson 2Subtracting decimals with the same number of places 

Lesson 3 - Adding decimals with a different number of decimal places 

Lesson 4 - Subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places 

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge 

Remember when adding and subtracting decimals with a different number of places, you need to make sure that you line the numbers up correctly.  The easiest way to do this with decimals is to make sure that the decimal points are lined up.  Please let me know if you have any problems. 

Multiplication Code Breaker Challenge

Have a go at solving this code.  Take a photograph and email me your answers and I will let you know whether or not you have done it correctly.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can just write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook.   

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1

Here you will find daily English and Maths lessons.  There are also regular Science, History and Geography lessons. 

If you have any issues with anything or need any help please do email me at mjordan@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk and I will be more than happy to assist as best I can via email. 

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  I hope that you all had lots of delicious Easter eggs.  Sadly, I didn't get any as apparently (according to my mum) I am "too old!" :[ 

During the last few weeks I have done lots and lots of reading!  Unfortunately, I had another one of those "accidents" where I bought 5 new books and added them to my ever growing TBR (to be read) pile.  I have included a picture of both piles below!  I achieved a new record for me, as in 3 weeks I have read 17 books!!!  8 of those were adult books on my Kindle from my favourite crime/detective genre and the remaining 9 were children's books.  I have listed them below and given them a star rating out of 5 (1 being that I didn't really enjoy it and 5 being that I loved it!)  If you want to know any more about any of the books email me to let me know. 

1. High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson - 1 star

2. A Bad Day of Jayden by Tony Bradman - 2 stars

3. Speechless by Kate Darbishire - 4 stars

4. Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard - 4 stars (Thanks Monnaf for the loan of this book, I know I've had it forever but I finally got round to reading it!)

5. Catching Falling Stars by Karen McCombie - 5 stars

6. The Day We Met the Queen by Onjali Q Raúf - 5 stars

7. Seven Ghosts by Chris Priestly - 2 stars

8. Malamander by Thomas Taylor - 4 stars

9. Far From Home by Berlie Doherty - 5 stars (Thanks Woodsy for the loan of this book, I finally got around to reading it!  My mum even borrowed it and she enjoyed it too!)

I am currently reading The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson.  I am just over 100 pages in so far and am not completely sure whether or not I'm enjoying it!  I will stick with it though as I get the feeling that it is building up to something, I'm just not there yet!  I'd love to hear from you about what you're reading/have read as I've only got 8 books left on my TBR pile so am looking for some recommendations from you.  Thanks to Ryley, Archie, Elsie, Cara and Lily W for letting me know what you've been reading. 

As well as all this reading, I've dusted off my bike from the shed and have been on some bike rides, have been busy cooking lots of healthy meals and enjoying the sunshine in the garden.  I have also been busy practising my shooting skills with my netball hoop.  My aim is to become as good of a distance shooter as my England idol Rachel Dunn and New Zealand idol Maria Folau!  Suffice to say, I'm not quite there yet!!!  I have also done a few of the P.E. with Joe workouts too!  I was definitely aching the day after!  Ouch!

The Adventures of Nige

Nige too has been very busy these last couple of weeks.  Here are just some photographs showing what he has been up to.

  • He helped me prepare a very tasty vegetable soup.
  • He took Martha on a walk.  Whilst on the walk, he also made a daisy chain and climbed some trees.  As you can see he got tired towards the end of the walk so had a ride on Martha's back and made me carry him!
  • He enjoyed an Easter egg (apparently he's not too old for one!)

If you watched our Easter video, did you spot Nige in it?!  As I said earlier, I didn't have any Easter eggs to use so I improvised!  Nige was more than happy to oblige!  It took several attempts to get it right and Nige was a little dizzy afterwards due to being thrown around so much. 

Quiz Results

Well done to those of you who completed the reading quiz I set last time and sent me your answers. 

Winners - Annabelle and Amy (both scoring 20/20)

From marking them all it was very clear that you've all listened carefully to each one of our stories this year.  

English Tasks

As you know, one of my favourite authors is Onjali Q. Raúf and her book The Boy at the Back of the Class was the book that made me fall in love with children's literature.  I know that lots of you have also read this book and really enjoyed it too!  Your English task this week is twofold: 

  1. Read the extract and answer the questions based on it.  Don't forget to PEE!!! Point, Evidence, Explain (and Link if you can).  I have included a copy of the PEEL guide that we use in lessons to help you remember.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can either type your answers into the computer and email them to me or write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook and send me a picture of them. 
  2.  Using the computing skills I taught you on PowerPoint earlier this year, make a PowerPoint about your favourite author.  I have included an example of mine.  I don't think it'll come as any surprise to you who my favourite author is!  Unfortunately, I cannot upload PowerPoints onto the website, so I've attached it as a PDF.  If you want me to email you the PowerPoint with the working hyperlinks, transitions and animations let me know :]

Maths Tasks

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/ 

Summer Term - Week 1 (w/c 20 April)

Each week, 5 lessons are added which include a video clip explanation, activity sheet and answer page.  Please complete one each day.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can just write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook. 

Lesson 1 - Adding decimals within 1

Lesson 2 - Subtracting decimals within 1

Lesson 3 - Complements to 1

Lesson 4 - Adding decimals (crossing the whole)

Lesson 5 - Maths Challenge (coming soon)

I would really recommend completing these as this will help secure those basic skills we have been learning. 

If you want to, you can go back and complete Week 1 and Week 2 which were uploaded before Easter.

Multiplication Code Breaker Challenge

Have a go at solving this code.  Take a photograph and email me your answers and I will let you know whether or not you have done it correctly.  Don't worry if you don't have a printer, you can just write your answers on a piece of paper or in a notebook.   

Can Do Maths

If you go over the Maths page, Mr Barnard has included a few more activities for you to complete.  He has also included the answer pages.

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-lessons/1

Here you will find daily English and Maths lessons.  There are also regular Science, History and Geography lessons. 

If you have any issues with anything or need any help please do email me at mjordan@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk and I will be more than happy to assist as best I can via email. 

Wednesday 1st April 2020

Credit: @CharlieMackesy
Credit: @CharlieMackesy

Good morning Year 5!  I hope that you and your families are all doing well and are keeping safe!

I've been very busy this week as I've had to temporarily move house!  As well as that, I've been doing lots of reading - I can finally finish all those books that were on 'Coming Soon' on our Bookflix display!  So far I've read Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tasmin Winter (the same author as Being Miss Nobody) which I really, really enjoyed and would definitely recommend!  I also finished (in one day!) Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick which, if I'm completely honest, I didn't enjoy as much as I hoped.  However, I am sure lots of you would like it.  I have added it to the Book Recommendations page on the website so do have a read.  I have just started High Rise Mystery by Sharna Jackson.  I am about 100 pages in so far and already a dead body has been discovered!  (It is a children's book...honestly!)  I will let you know my thoughts on that one next week.  I would love to hear what you have been reading and your thoughts on the book.  Also, if you have any recommendations for me, email them to me (mjordan@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk) as I'd love to hear them and it won't be long before I run out of books and need to order more!

The Adventures of Nige!

Before leaving school, I made sure I picked up Nige as I didn't want him to be alone in our classroom for too long!  Here are some photographs of what he has been up to so far!

  • He has been enjoying reading High Rise Mystery.
  • He has been to the stables with my Mum to exercising and riding Maisie (the horse), cleaning out her stable and filling up the hay nets.  He even drove her horse box!
  • Sunbathing in the garden.
  • He really enjoyed colouring in (are you impressed by how neat his work is?!)

Reading Quiz

I have made a quiz about all of the class books we have had so far this year.  Jot your answers down (plain/scrap paper is fine) and then either send me a picture of your answer sheet or type your answers into an email.  I will announce the winner next week!  Good luck!

Here are the websites and apps suggested in the home learning pack for the first two weeks of closure. They will be updated after Easter but these are a good start for if you are looking for something to do over the holidays. Don't forget TTRS and to contact Mrs Eeley if you want a login for Nessy.

 

https://spellingframe.co.uk/ select your year group and the pattern to practise

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button times tables, division, square numbers, number bonds

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/kids-activities/fun-maths-games-and-activities/#maths-7-9

https://www.mathplayground.com/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/ (online lessons to do together – one a day)

 

Miss Jordan's email address is mjordan@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk please contact her if you have any questions about your learning. She will reply as soon as she can during school hours in term time. 

Information for Parents on Online Safety - this is extra important at this time.

 

As always, please supervise children using these links - a site may also contain links to other sites or clips so whilst these direct links are suitable there might be content a few clicks away that isn't.

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