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Y5 Learning - Week 5 - Spring 2 Term

posted 26 Mar 2021, 10:01 by Douglas Paterson

This week, Y5 have been going full throttle into 1066 and the Norman conquest! On Thursday afternoon, the classes were formed up on the field with military precision and issued their uniforms and arms - ready to do battle. The ranks of Normans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings were marched around the field - matching up to the movement of the real life armies over the weeks leading up to the Battle of Hastings - with Mrs Granville giving the children a narrative of events as they went. The Y5s assumed the roles of archers and infantry, as well as the three kings fighting it out for the crown. 



The Norman and Anglo-Saxon Armies finally came together to re-enact the battle, with the Anglo-Saxons taking an early lead, before carelessly letting their shield wall disintegrate and letting in the Norman infantry and calvary. Finally, one lucky Norman archer sealed the deal by firing an arrow that brought down the Anglo-Saxon king, Harold Godwinson, giving William the Conqueror the victory. Children were given thorough training on safe and respectful re-enactment and all battles were strictly non-contact!

 

The children had great fun and their learning over the next few days showed a great understanding of the battle and the events in the lead up to the Norman Conquest. 

Prior to this, the children had started to learn about news reporting and how to write and present a broadcast news report. They ended the week by planning out a script for a report on the Battle of Hastings which they will write up and record next week.

Next Week

A reminder that our spring walk is next Tuesday and all children should come in suitable gear - as specified in the email sent this week. Also a reminder that the deadline to sign up for the Y5 cycle training is this coming Wednesday.

The spelling test next week will be held on Thursday and the spellings for it are now on Spelling Shed and attached below.


Y5 Learning - Week 4 - Spring 2 Term

posted 19 Mar 2021, 06:45 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 19 Mar 2021, 07:02 ]

Our Y5s have really been working hard at their learning this week. We're back into the swing of things; the week has been more like "typical" week of learning and the children have taken it all in their stride.

We have continued our decimals learning and have been working on ordering decimal numbers and solving some challenging problems involving decimal numbers. Our English learning has focused on planning, writing up and editing our short stories, based on the format of Pixar shorts and using Pixar's writing rules.

Here is a chilling extract from one Y5's introduction:

"As the brown beast awoke, the night sky howled menacingly. He scratched his flaming eyes and yawned loudly. The gloomy, dark cave shoved him out into the nefarious, withered woods. He searched in all directions, hoping to find his supper..."

The children have also been using Spelling Shed to support them in learning words that they may have recently spelt incorrectly and this has led to bit of friendly class-rivalry. Y5 have been battling it out to see which class can get the most points, the result of which is that Y5P and Y5G are now first and second respectively on the school leader board and Y5P are (at the time of writing) 94th in the whole country! Well done Y5 spellers! Keep up the good work!

The classes have been working on their map-making and navigation skills this week: mapping out satellite photos of the local area and using six-figure grid references and points of the compass to describe landmarks and directions. Whilst the weather has again scuppered our plans for the Battle of Hastings, we are still determined for Y5 to take the field for our momentous re-enactment - watch this space!

This week's spellings are below and the list is now live on Spelling Shed!

Y5 Learning - Week 3, Spring 1 Term

posted 12 Mar 2021, 08:29 by Douglas Paterson

It's been great to have our fantastic Y5s back in school this week. We're really impressed with how sensibly and confidently they've come back into school and set a great example with their behaviour and learning.

This week, we have been branching out from the fractions learning covered during Lockdown and into the realms of decimals and percentages. Our English learning has continued on from what we were doing in the home learning and the children have now completed plans for short stories that could be filmed as a Pixar animation. 

We've conducted a science investigation examining the chemical reaction caused by adding baking soda to vinegar (see pictures below) and created artwork inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian. We will soon be starting our Normans History topic and, whilst our reenactment of the Battle of Hastings this week sadly had to be postponed due to the inclement weather, we are planning on sending the Y5s into battle on the field on Tuesday, so outdoor learning clothing is a must!

Spellings have been added to Spelling Shed for the next week and the list for this week is attached below.



Google Classroom

posted 13 Jan 2021, 08:42 by Douglas Paterson

A big well done to all our learners in Y5 for all the hard work you have put into getting on our Google Classroom to access the learning. 

As all of Y5 have now logged on, we will only be posting the day's learning on Google Classroom. If you have any trouble logging on, please contact the Y5 staff on the Y5 email address.

Y5 Learning - Wednesday 13th January

posted 12 Jan 2021, 07:47 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 13 Jan 2021, 00:41 ]

Please see below the learning for today.

Active/mindful time  

Either:
- Today is the day for Joe Wicks! Get your heart pumping and your muscles working with this morning's workout! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuS4UeyHMccVAjpWaNbGomt
- Try this meditation video from Mrs Wyatt. Clear your head and focus on having a healthy mind as well as a healthy body. https://www.loom.com/share/b72696b285c7419681e16dd84928e2f1

Maths


Today's Maths lesson continues to look at multiplication - increasing the difficulty of the formal calculations we are doing. Sheets attached at the bottom.


English

In this lesson, we will be looking at using modal verbs in a persuasive way. Miss Collins will guide you through this!




Reading

All Y5s should be spending at least 15 minutes reading independently or with an adult. Feel free to read more if you like! Remember to share recommendations for good books with your friends!


History

Check out Mrs Granville's History lesson. In this she will lead you through the idea of bias in history and we'll look at whether the vikings really were so bad.




Spellings

Mrs Granville has prepared a helpful Loom video to guide you through this week's spellings. Have another practice today.


Make sure to share any work that you are proud of or would like feedback on with your teacher by emailing the Y5 email account - y5@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

Y5 Learning - Tuesday 12th January

posted 11 Jan 2021, 07:46 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 11 Jan 2021, 07:47 ]

Please see below the learning for today.

Active/mindful time  

Either:
- Try an Oti Mabuse dance lesson ( https://www.youtube.com/c/OtiMabuseOfficial/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=2 ). Loads of content here so we can "Keeeeeeeep Dancing!"
- Try Mr Paterson's challenge! You skippers: can you beat your personal best at a given skip? Can you learn a new skip? Backwards? Cross-skip? Record your results and let us know!

Maths


Today's Maths lesson continues to look at multiplication - increasing the difficulty of the formal calculations we are doing. Sheets attached at the bottom.


English

In this lesson, we will be looking at building up our arguments in favour of our Dragons' Den product.




Reading

All Y5s should be spending at least 15 minutes reading independently or with an adult. Feel free to read more if you like! Remember to share recommendations for good books with your friends!


French

Mrs Davis has prepared a French lesson, building on our learning from your last lesson. The sheets you will need are at the bottom of the page.




Spellings

Mrs Granville has prepared a helpful Loom video to guide you through this week's spellings.


Make sure to share any work that you are proud of or would like feedback on with your teacher by emailing the Y5 email account - y5@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

Learning in Y5 - Monday 11th January

posted 8 Jan 2021, 07:58 by Douglas Paterson


Please see below the learning for today.

Active/mindful time  

Either:
- Try a Joe Wicks workout from the last lockdown ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuPuwfVuS-OBtK_kZqJCX-b ). Or, Joe will be starting a new "PE with Joe" series of activities today if you want to look out for today's workout instead!
- Try an Oti Mabuse dance lesson ( https://www.youtube.com/c/OtiMabuseOfficial/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=2 ). Loads of content here so we can "Keeeeeeeep Dancing!"

Maths


Today's Maths lesson continues to look at multiplication - increasing the difficulty of the formal calculations we are doing. Sheets attached at the bottom.


English - Book Study

Check out Miss Collins' Loom video, introducing us to our new book study: Odd and the Frost Giants! 

A PDF of the book is attached at the bottom of the page.


Reading

All Y5s should be spending at least 15 minutes reading independently or with an adult. Feel free to read more if you like! Remember to share recommendations for good books with your friends!


RE 

Mrs Granville has prepared a Loom video to take you through today's RE lesson.

Lesson sheet and answers sheet is attached at the bottom of the page.

Spellings

This week's spellings are attached below - Mrs Granville will be doing a Loom video to help you practise later in the week.

Make sure to share any work that you are proud of or would like feedback on with your teacher by emailing the Y5 email account - y5@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

Learning for Y5 - Friday 8th January

posted 7 Jan 2021, 09:41 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 7 Jan 2021, 23:59 ]

Please see below the learning for today.

Active/mindful time  

Either:
- Try a Joe Wicks workout from the last lockdown ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuPuwfVuS-OBtK_kZqJCX-b ). Joe will be starting a new "PE with Joe" series of activities on Monday, but for now we can make use of all these great workouts.
- Try an Oti Mabuse dance lesson ( https://www.youtube.com/c/OtiMabuseOfficial/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=2 ). Loads of content here so we can "Keeeeeeeep Dancing!"

Maths


Today's Maths lesson continues to look at different ways of representing multiplication. Watch the video, work your way through the sheet, then use the answer sheet to check your work, these are attached to the bottom of the page. These are the same as yesterday - the children should have done questions 1-4 already, today they can finish the sheet and come up with their two digit by two digit multiplications, using the area method.


English

Check out Mr Paterson's Loom video, showing you how to use hyphens correctly in writing! 

Sheet for the activity is attached at the bottom of the page. 

Reading

All Y5s should be spending at least 15 minutes reading independently or with an adult. Feel free to read more if you like! Remember to share recommendations for good books with your friends!


Music - Livin' on a Prayer

Get ready to rock with this great lesson about a classic 1980s song! You will need your Charanga login that was emailed to you earlier in the week.


Spellings

It's spelling test day! Don't worry if you've not had a chance to practice as much as usual, with everything that's been going on, just do your best.



Make sure to share any work that you are proud of or would like feedback on with your teacher by emailing the Y5 email account - y5@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

What a talented bunch!!

posted 7 Jan 2021, 05:17 by Sian Granville

This morning's Zoom was full  of great news from Y5G from a story written by Eva (tune in tomorrow for Chapter 2!) to recipes, baking, a book review and Kenkens (Mrs Fielding's favourites!). Well done everyone, I am SO proud of how you have kept those high standards and determination going. I shall  be clapping for you and your parents tonight at 8pm. Keep sending in that work and remember if you would prefer not to share with everyone, we can do that too. Get in touch if you have any questions or queries. 

Learning for Y5 - Thursday 7th January

posted 6 Jan 2021, 04:59 by Douglas Paterson   [ updated 6 Jan 2021, 08:14 ]

Please see below the learning for today.

Active/mindful time  

Either:
- Try a Joe Wicks workout from the last lockdown ( https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyCLoPd4VxBuPuwfVuS-OBtK_kZqJCX-b ). Joe will be starting a new "PE with Joe" series of activities on Monday, but for now we can make use of all these great workouts.
- Try an Oti Mabuse dance lesson ( https://www.youtube.com/c/OtiMabuseOfficial/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=2 ). Loads of content here so we can "Keeeeeeeep Dancing!"

Maths


Today's Maths lesson is to use a different way of representing multiplication. Watch the video, work your way through the sheet, then use the answer sheet to check your work, these are attached to the bottom of the page.


English

Check out Mr Paterson's Loom video, taking you through the process of designing a product for you to try to sell to the Dragons! 

Sheet for reading is attached at the bottom of the page. 

Reading

All Y5s should be spending at least 15 minutes reading independently or with an adult. Feel free to read more if you like! Remember to share recommendations for good books with your friends!


History - Vikings

Mrs Granville has prepared a Loom lesson that continues our learning in relation to the Vikings.

BBC Website with interactive information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/ztyr9j6/articles/ztqbr82

Neil Oliver’s film: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/viking-home-life/zbsb92p

Computer generated vision of a Viking settlement: https://youtu.be/m-fMBf4Psfw

Horrible Histories: https://youtu.be/r4RsrD-kBvU


Make sure to share any work that you are proud of or would like feedback on with your teacher by emailing the Y5 email account - y5@dore.sheffield.sch.uk

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