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Year 5 - Kestrels

Welcome to Kestrels class!

 

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Mr Paterson is our Class Teacher and Miss Brookman and Mrs Wilkinson are our Learning and Teaching Assistants.

8/6

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – I have set a new book on Purple Mash called ‘Beth on the Nile’. The first chapter has been set for you to read along with a quiz. Ancient Egyptians were not frightened of death because they believed that the Afterlife would be brilliant. What would your idea of a perfect Afterlife be? Write a description of your perfect after life. Think about surroundings, activities, others, magic, food, music and climate.

 

Maths – I have set an activity on division and factors on Purple Mash.

 

Computing – a coding task has been set for you to complete.

 

9/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – write a variety of interesting 'look' word sentences. Can you try to use a good mix of , . ! ' ? marks. The activity has been set on Purple Mash, but you can write the sentences using synonyms for ‘look’ on paper if you wish (stare, spy, inspect, gaze, gawk, examine, glance, rubberneck, scrutinise). You may want to look the words up in a dictionary to make sure the words work in the context of the sentence.

 

Maths –  BBC Bitesize lesson on solving problems with fractions (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76qmfr).

 

STEM – attached are ten different STEM activities, pick one or two and have a go and completing them.

 

10/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – video and activities on writing direct and indirect speech (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm63c7h).

 

Maths – activities on estimation, ordering numbers and rounding have been set on Purple Mash.

 

Science – I have uploaded a PDF on ‘Gravity’ with an information text and questions for you to complete.

 

 

10/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – read the next chapter of ‘Beth on the Nile’ and complete the quiz. At the end of the chapter, King Tutenkhamun breaks out of the sarcophagus and begins to introduce himself to Beth and Scarab. Continue the dialogue by writing the conversation between the three characters (task available on Purple Mash).

 

Maths – video and activities on representing decimals as fractions (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrsc86f).

 

Topic - I have uploaded a PDF ‘Who were the Ancient Egyptians?’ and an activity for you to complete (please complete ** or ***). The video referred to on the PDF can be found using this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02mrbtv.

 

11/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English –  videos and activities on fronted adverbials (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbny9q.

 

Maths – I have uploaded a maths investigation to solve ‘The Mystrey of the Brilliant Breakfast’.

 

French – there are videos and activities about school and hobbies (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmt74xs).

2/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – the final chapter of Super Agent Grandpa has been set along with a quiz. A worksheet on modal verbs will be uploaded, please pick the sheet best suited to your child.

 

Maths – today’s focus is on multiplying unit and non-unit fractions by an integer. Watch the video and complete the activities on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6ghscw).

 

Topic - our new topic is ‘Ancient Egypt’ and I would like you to write down all the things that you already know about Ancient Egypt. Next, write down five questions about Ancient Egypt that you would like to know the answer to. Once written, research the answers using the internet. You can write on paper, select a 2publish plus template on Purple Mash or as a text entry on Class Dojo.

 

3/6

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – I have uploaded a comprehension for you to complete about Captain Tom Moore. Please pick the text and questions that are most suited to your child.

 

Maths – today’s focus is on multiplying mixed numbers by an integer. Watch the video and complete the activities on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z76j2sg).

 

RE – we are looking at ‘Commitment’ this term and I have uploaded a PowerPoint for you to have a look at. You need to make a commitment to achieve something over the next 6 weeks and plan what you will do each week to help you achieve this. This can be anything, but you need to keep your promise and give you time and energy to something you believe in. I have attached a worksheet, but you can just write it on a piece of paper if you wish.

 

4/6

 

Here are today’s activities:

 

English – we are going to explore the chapters 12-19 and create a plan for a letter you will write tomorrow. Think about or discuss with a parent the following questions:

 

  • Why didn’t Jeff want to be Bradley’s friend anymore? What parts of the text tell us this?
  • How is he feeling? How do we know?
  • Is Jeff right to treat Bradley in this way?

 

Your task for tomorrow is to write a letter of advice to Jeff about what he should do and how he is feeling. Today, make notes on what you are going to include in each paragraph. The letter needs to be informal, but punctuated correctly. Think about how you could include writing features you have learnt in year 5 and 4 (fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, paragraphs, relative clauses, modal verbs, parenthesis).

 

Maths – today we will be revising factors and you need to complete the factor bug worksheet uploaded (or write them on a piece of paper). You do not need a calculator and can do it mentally or use resources to physically make equal groups (pasta is great!). Make sure you do not forget any and challenge yourself to pick your own numbers and find all the factor pairs.

 

Science – I have attached a PowerPoint about our new science topic ‘Forces’. Please read through the PowerPoint and complete the two activity sheets. You can write answers on paper if you do not want to print the sheet.

 

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Here are today’s activities:

 

English – use your plan to write a letter of advice to Jeff. Once you have written your letter, read through it and check for spelling and punctuation. Think about editing your work and redrafting it to make it the best it can be.

 

Maths – I would like you to complete the arithmetic test to help with revision of the four operations. You can use the space below to work out your answers and you should try to limit the time it takes you to complete all the questions, but I would prefer you to take more time and get them right if needed.

 

Topic – Find attached a document all about the Ancient Egypt project that I would like you to complete this term. You can focus on any area of Ancient Egypt that interests you and you can create anything you like – it’s the same as when we created Roman projects in Year 3. The project doesn’t need to be finished until Friday 3rd July, so please take care and time to make it the best it can be. It would be great if you could create a video entry on Class Dojo showing me what you have created, how you did it and all the facts that you have found out. I can’t wait to see what you create – in year 3 they were incredible!

18/5

Here are today's tasks:

English - I have set the next chapter of 'Secret Agent Grandpa' for you to read and a quiz to complete. Once completed, you need to write a character profile of Desdemona Dentata.

Maths - a task for you on Purple Mash has been set for you to create your own maths game. You need to think about how you are going to make it challenging and fun.

Computing - a set of challenges that will show you how to play sounds in 2code on Purple Mash.

 

19/5

Here are today's tasks:

English – make sure you have read up to chapter nine of ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’. Once read, complete the ‘Tell Me’ grids about Jeff and Bradley. For ‘what I know’ and ‘what I think I know’ please provide evidence from the text (quotes). You can use the template or just divide a piece of paper into four with a drawing in the middle and just write in the headings.

Maths – an emoji code breaking activity involving addition and subtraction will be uploaded for you to complete. Please complete ** or ***.

Science – we will be looking at how we have night and day and what occurs. Please watch the videos and complete the activity sheet. If you prefer, you can make a poster/fact file all about how we have day and night.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zrd9wmn

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z6vfb9q

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z9qd7ty

20/5

Here are today's tasks:

English - reread chapter 7 and consider Carla's first impressions of Bradley. Using thought bubbles or Post Its write down what Carla might be thinking in this meeting (what does she think of Bradley? What concerns/surprises her?). Also, write a description describing what she is like. There is a template attached, but you can write it on blank paper if you wish.

Maths – line graph challenge cards will be uploaded for you to complete. You can print them off or write your answers on paper or as a portfolio entry.

 

Geography – we will be looking at time zones across Earth. There are videos and quizzes on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zjk46v4). Once completed, have a go at the time zone challenges to see if you can work out what time it will be in other countries. I will post a ‘time zone by country map’ to help you solve the problems.

 

21/5

 

Here are today's tasks:

 

English – I have set a comprehension task all about the moon. Please pick the appropriate text and questions for your child. This comprehension will help with tomorrow’s science task. The next two chapters of ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ will be attached later and tomorrow’s work will be based around this.

 

Maths – activities on square and cube numbers. I will post a help poster for guidance.

 

Art – There is a BBC Bitesize lesson on British artist L.S Lowry (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbdhnrd). Watch the videos about Lowry’s ‘Britain at Play’ and how to create art using paint, collage and printmaking. Then, pick one of these media to create a piece of art about where you live. This could be your street, the school, Medway, Kent or England.

 

22/5

 

Here are today's tasks:

 

English – Read or listen to chapter ten and eleven. How does Bradley feel about himself? What are Bradley’s feelings towards Jeff and Carla? Are they confused? Explore these questions by filling out the ‘Tell Me’ grid attached. Find evidence and quotes from the book to answer each of these headings.

 

Maths – challenges on reading and writing fractions as decimals.

 

Science – research the movement of the moon and create poster, leaflet or PowerPoint Presentation all about the moon and its movement. I have set a task on Purple Mash if you would like to complete it on there or you can use paper. I have listed some useful websites and videos to help you with your research, and use yesterday’s comprehension.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z3jd7ty

https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/phases-of-the-moon-ks2-11200837

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6MCtB752AE

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/moon/facts.htm

11/5

Here are today’s tasks:

 

English – I have set the next chapter of Secret Agent Grandpa and a quiz about the chapter. Once completed, write a detailed product specification for the Devastator 9000, describing all of its special features. All have been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.

 

Maths – there are activities, videos and quizzes to complete on calculating area (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9brj6).

 

Computing – a lesson on algorithms and debugging (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6rhnrd)

 

12/5

Here are today’s tasks:

 

English – a reading comprehension on ‘Planet Earth’. Please pick from *, ** or *** with * being the easiest and *** being the hardest. Jake, Henry, Ethan, Seth and Chloe have kindly recorded the first four chapters of ’There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ for you to enjoy. I have attached a PDF of the book too, but please do not read ahead. Tomorrow’s English work will be based on the opening four chapters.

 

Maths – there are activities, videos and quizzes on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1). Please select Maths session 12th May.

 

Music – there are activities, videos and quizzes on duration, tempo and Beethoven (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4skd6f).

 

13/5

 

English – after reading the opening four chapters, answer the questions on paper, create a portfolio entry or video record your responses.

  1. What are your first impressions of Bradley? Explain your different feelings in detail and provide evidence from the text.
  2. What do they like about the narrative?
  3. Does it remind you of anything else they have read/ watched? Why?
  4. Is there anything they dislike?
  5. What questions would they like to ask of the text?

 

Maths - there are activities, videos and quizzes on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1). Please select Maths session 13th May.

 

Science – your task today is to create a poster about our solar system; you must include a picture of the solar system in the right order and label the planets. You will need to do research and include at least two facts about each planet.

 

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English – write a diary entry in role as Bradley. Think carefully about what you have found out about Bradley so far and what has happened in the opening four chapters. Consider how Bradley is feeling; his opinion of his school, teacher and parents evening; the arrival of Jeff; is there anything worrying Bradley and his relationship and feeling towards his parents and sister. The diary entry can be completed on Purple Mash (using 2Publish Plus), as a text entry on your portfolio or on paper and uploading a photograph of it.

 

Maths -  Maths - there are activities, videos and quizzes on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1). Please select Maths session 14th May.

 

Art – there are two tasks for you to pick from or you can do both if you wish. A drawing tutorial with author and illustrator Rob Biddulph where you can learn to draw Parsley the lion from one of his books. These tutorial are great fun and there are lots of others for you to enjoy, too (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9qiW_lEm9c). Alternatively, there will be step by step instructions on how to draw a bird uploaded as a PDF.

 

15/5

 

English - I have set the next chapter of Secret Agent Grandpa and a quiz about the chapter. Once completed, your task is to continue the story in the form of a play script. This has been set as a task on Purple Mash but can be complete on paper if you wish. I will upload a reminder sheet on what play scripts should include and look like. The next five chapters of ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ will be uploaded and Tuesday’s task will be based around these chapters.

 

Maths - there are activities, videos and quizzes on BBC Bitesize (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zhgppg8/year-5-and-p6-lessons/1). Please select Maths session 15th May.

 

Science – your task is all about the geocentric model and the heliocentric model.  You will need to research what these are and complete the attached worksheet (answers are on the second page). Here are some websites to help with the research:

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5/5 

  • English – I really hope that you have enjoyed reading Street Child. It was a book that I loved at your age and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it again over the summer holidays and to you in class. I would like you to draw an alternative front cover and blurb for the book. Both should entice the reader, but not spoil the story. I have attached the front cover and blurb of the book for you.
  • Maths – a lesson on solving problems involving converting between hours and minutes (https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-solve-problems-involving-converting-between-hours-and-minutes-year-5-wk3-2)
  • History – Friday will be the 75th anniversary of VE Day and we will be completing related activities over the coming days. I have attached a PDF all about VE Day and would like you to complete the discussion sheet.

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  • English – I have attached a reading comprehension all about VE Day. There are three sets of text and questions (*,**,***) and the more stars the harder the questions are, so pick the set that provides enough challenge and are not too hard. Answers are provided.
  • Maths – a lesson on converting between different units of length. (https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/to-convert-between-units-of-length-year-5-wk3-3).
  • DT – your task is to design a VE medal that includes certain criteria. Attached, is sheet all about the medal handed out after WW1 and information on the design criteria.

7/5

 

I have found some VE Day resources that might be of interest to those that wish to hold their own celebration on Friday. Attached is a great PDF by English Heritage that includes songs, dances and recipes. I will also attach some bunting templates that may be of use.

27/4

Good Morning, Kestrels! I hope you have all had a nice weekend.

Here are today’s activities:

 

28/4

  • English – the next lesson on fact retrieval by the National Academy. This lesson looks a character description and has videos, quizzes and activities for you to complete (https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-fact-retrieval-year-5-wk2-1).
  • Maths – there are activities on BBC Bitesize on prime and square numbers (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv6t39.
  • Science – our new science topic is ‘Earth and Space’. I would like you to create an information booklet about the shape of planet Earth. In this booklet you will need to explore if planet Earth is flat or spherical. Many people in the past believed that the earth was flat (Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Vikings) and scientists today believe it is spherical. In you booklet, you need to explain the different opinions held over time and why they thought this, and the reasons for and against the world being flat/spherical. You should include drawings and/or photographs in your booklet and it should be well presented and attractive. I have attached a PDF with information and there are a videos on BBC Bitesize and YouTube for you to watch (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zd3fb9q and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quqksle7NUo). To create your booklet, I would suggest folding several pages in half and numbering them first so they are ordered correctly.

Please take your time with this booklet and make it the best it can be - it doesn’t need to be handed in until Monday 4th May. Please take a picture of your booklet and submit on your Class Dojo portfolio or send it via a message.

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  • English – the next lesson by the National Academy focusses on word meaning and has videos, quizzes and activities for you to complete (https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/english/character-description-reading-comprehension-word-meaning-year-5-wk2-2)
  • Maths – I have set multi-step word problems involving addition, subtraction, division or multiplication to be completed. There are ten questions and the answers are supplied too. There are three sets of questions (*, **, ***) and the more stars, the harder the questions are so pick the set that provides enough challenge and are not too easy.
  • PSHE – this BBC Bitesize lesson focusses on the importance of teamwork. There are videos and activities to complete.

 

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22/4

 

Good morning, Kestrels!

Here are today’s activities:

  • English – I have set the first chapter of our new book ‘Secret Agent Grandpa’ for you to read and a quiz to complete. Once completed, you need to write about a grandparent or an old person you know well. You need to tell me all about their appearance, relationship, personality, being together, activities and admiration.
  • Maths – Continue with addition and subtraction booklet. Please use Mathletics and TTRockstars for further revision.
  • Topic – a PowerPoint about crime and punishment during the Industrial Revolution has been set on Purple Mash and a quiz. Once completed, you need to write in role as a robber who has been convicted and transported to Australia. Make sure you include your side of the story of what happened, the process of you being convicted, how you are feeling and your prospects ahead of you in Australia.

 

23/4

 

Good morning, Kestrels!

Here are today’s activities:

  • English – BBC Bitesize have created lessons for Year 5. There are videos and activities all about expanded noun phrases ((https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4d6t39).
  • Maths – continue with addition and subtraction booklet. Please use Mathletics and TTRockstars for further revision.
  • Music – a BBC Bitesize music lesson on pitch, melody and expression. There are videos and activities to complete and you can create a video or written submission on your Class Dojo portfolio.
  • Computing – a coding activity has been set for you to complete on Purple Mash. 

 

24/4

Here are today’s activities:

  • English – the next chapter of ‘Secret Agent Grandpa’ has been set along with a quiz on Purple Mash. There is also activities set on paragraphs and prefixes to be completed. I will post the spelling test later on today.
  • Maths – continue with addition and subtraction booklet. Please use Mathletics and TTRockstars for further revision.
  • Topic – a PowerPoint about crime and punishment during Modern Britain has been set on Purple Mash along with a quiz. Once completed, you need to write about how policing has changed over the last two centuries.

 

20/4

 

Good morning, Kestrels!

I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break with your families and ate lots of chocolate! We start another week of learning from home, please continue to submit work on your Class Dojo Portfolio and on Purple Mash, and send photos of any other activities completed at home.

  • English – I have set the last chapter of ‘A Horde of Ravens’ for you to read and an online quiz about the chapter. Once this is completed, please write a book review. This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash but you can handwrite your own and can find a book review template on Twinkl.co.uk if needed.
  • Maths – This week’s maths work will focus on revision of Year 5 objectives for addition and subtraction. This is a substantial booklet to be completed throughout the week and will be the only maths work set. All questions or pages do not need to be completed and you may pick and choose activities for each day. The booklet can be printed or the questions copied onto paper and I will upload the answer booklet for guidance. Please use Mathletics and TTRockstars if you require further maths activities and revision.
  • Topic – A PowerPoint and Quiz about Crime and Punishment (during Early Modern England) has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash along with a pairs game. A template has been set to write about ‘begging’ during this time period.

Before lunchtime, I will post a spelling test of twenty spellings from last term, could parents and carers please message me your child’s score. Also, I will post this term’s spelling list and continue to do our weekly spelling test on a Friday.

If you need any further support or have any questions, please do not hesitate and get in touch.

 

 

21/4

Here are today’s activities:

  • English – BBC Bitesize have created lessons for Year 5. There are videos and activities all about alliteration.
  • Maths – continue with addition and subtraction booklet. BBC Bitesize have activities and videos on methods of addition and subtraction if you would to complete this instead.
  • Geography – BBC Bitesize have created a lesson on different types of settlements. Watch the videos and complete the activities.
  • PE – have a go at this cool game using socks! The video has been created by my old teacher at primary school! Try to complete it as quick as you can and then try to beat your time. To make it harder, try spinning around ten times before completing the challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j784sijr1Ks

 

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

 

Please take a picture of the work you have completed, submit a written/video entry on your Class Dojo Portfolio page or use 2Publish Plus on Purple Mash.

|Week 2|

 

3/4/2020

 

It’s Friday and the last day of home learning before the Easter break.

  • English – there is an interactive comprehension on Roald Dahl on Twinkl Go (https://www.twinkl.com/go/resource/tg2-e-06-roald-dahl-differentiated-reading-comprehension-activity), you will need the code: JB1054 to access the activity.  I will post your weekly spelling test a little bit later.
  • Maths – I will attach a fraction game to play at home. Also, please use TTRockstars and Mathletics to consolidate different maths concepts and practise times tables.
  • Computing – I know the children enjoyed completing the coding tasks last week, so I have set two activities to be completed on Purple Mash.

 

2/4/2020

 

  • Maths – I have set statistics revision tasks for children to complete on Purple Mash.
  • English – Your task today is to write a set of instructions for a recipe. I have set a 2Do on ‘How to make jelly’ on Purple Mash, but you can write a recipe about anything e.g. baking, making lunch or dinner. It would be great if you could make the recipe with your parent or carer and send me a picture of it. I have also set chapter six of ‘A Horde of Ravens’ and a quiz to complete.
  • French – watch the clip about food (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z82kjxs). Using the food vocab cards attached, create a poster drawing different foods and writing underneath ‘I like to eat…’ (J'aime manger…) and ‘I do not like to eat…’ (Je n'aime pas manger…).

 

1/4/2020

 

  • Maths – today’s focus is times tables and division. I will attach a times tables challenge and a division challenge for you to complete and please make sure you are using TTRockstars regularly to improve your fluency.
  • English – Here is a video about relative clauses: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/zsrt4qt. Please write ten sentences that have relative clauses. You can pick any topic you like to write about and you can complete it on 2Publish Plus on Purple Mash or on paper. I have attached a poster about relative pronouns for guidance.
  • PE – create a warm-up for the beginning of a PE lesson. The warm-up should include at least 6 stretches (covering neck, arms, hips and legs) and 2/3 exercises. You should explain why we need to warm-up and draw a picture of each one and write instructions on how to carry out each stretch/exercise. I have attached a PDF of example stretches for guidance.

 

31/3/2020

 

  • English – Please read the next chapter of Street Child – I hope you you’re still enjoying the story. The next chapter of A Horde of Ravens and quiz has been set on Purple Mash. Once completed, a 2Do has been set to write the next chapter.
  • Maths – I will attach ‘The Mystery of the Missing Treasure’ maths mystery game to complete. If you are unable to print the document, you can write your answers on paper. I have also attached answers for parents to support their children. Please send a photo or a message with the location of the missing treasure.
  • Geography – I will attach an activity sheet on locating different cities in the United Kingdom. Please use an atlas if you have one or use an online map (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/United+Kingdom/@54.4936573,-8.4006103,6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x25a3b1142c791a9:0xc4f8a0433288257a!8m2!3d55.378051!4d-3.435973). If you wish, you can draw your own map of the UK and label the cities or number and list the cities. Challenge: add further cities to the map or find out if any of the cities are famous for anything e.g. food, music, historical event, landmark etc.
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30/3/2020 

 

  • English – I have set some SPaG activities on Purple Mash. These will help consolidate previous learning. Please complete Chapter 4: Horde of Raven if you have not done so already.
  • Maths – today’s focus is revision of time. I have set lots of games and quizzes to complete on Purple Mash. These do not all need to be completed today and are available all week. You may wish to pick topics of time that you find more tricky.
  • Topic – there is a PowerPoint on crime and punishment during the Middle Ages to read on Purple Mash and a quiz to complete. Once you have completed this, you need to create a wanted poster for someone who has committed a crime during this period. Include a picture and description of the person wanted, explain the crime committed, the consequences and the reward on offer. This can be completed on paper or on Purple Mash and I will post a PDF of the PowerPoint on Class Dojo, too.
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Term 4

This term, our topic is 'Crime and Punishment'. We will be looking at how this has changed throughout history, focusing on the Victorian period. 

Our Power of Reading text is 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty, the same author that wrote 'Treason' which we read in last term. 

In science, we will continue to look at 'animals including humans'. Also this term, we will be having Outdoor Learning week and fundraising for Sports Relief. 

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Term 3

 

This term, our topic is London.  We will be exploring how the city of London has changed and developed over time. It is a geography topic and we will be focusing on the River Thames, how the city has been built around the river and how it is still important today. Our Science topic will be ‘animals including humans’ and we will also be having an Art Week.

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Kestrels topic this term is the Tudors and we will be visiting Leeds Castle as part of our exploration of this time period. Children will be completing 'The Artful Henry' workshop during our visit and exploring art and portraits of this era. In English, we will be reading 'Treason' by Berlie Doherty, which will provide an engaging stimulus and lots of writing opportunities, and is set during the reign of King Henry VIII. We will be exploring the properties and changes in material in Science, the true meaning of Christmas in RE and tag rugby in PE. 

In December, we will be visiting Rochester Cathedral to take part in the Carol Service, more information will be available nearer the time. 

 

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This term in Kestrels class, we will be learning about South America. We will be using maps to identify which countries make up the continent and reading the book ‘Journey to the River Sea’ linked to this topic in English. Our Science topic this term is Living Things and their Habitats. On Mondays, we will have Tiger Troops; children will be developing key skills (courage, discipline, integrity, loyalty, selfless commitment and respect) through OAA and physical activity. 

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