Hummingbird Home Learning

1/6/2020

Dear Hummingbird,

I hope you have had a restful week full of fun and laughter with your family. I have thoroughly enjoyed my half term holiday. I have been having lots of BBQ’s in my garden and I have been going on many bike rides with my family too! Have you been enjoying the outdoors too?  

I hope you have had a wonderful rest from online learning last week and are now ready and rearing to continue! I wanted to say a big well done to all of you who have completed the Google Classroom tasks continuously each week – well done! It has also been lovely to receive your positive messages about how much you have been enjoying the lessons each week. For those of you who have not yet logged onto Google Classroom and are not e-mailing me the work, it would be lovely to hear from you. Please email me on: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk to let me know if there is any way I can help you to access the learning.

 

As always, your weekly tasks are outlined below and I look forward to receiving more of your emails and completed tasks via Google Classroom and the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk). 

 

Enjoy your week, stay safe and remember to exercise!

Best wishes,

Miss Green.

 

 

This week’s tasks are outlined below:

English: This week I would like you to write your own version on an Anansi story. An Anansi story is a traditional tale about a spider-god, which were first told orally in Ghana by the Ashanti people. Please explore the website: http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/origins11717-anansi-brings-stories-to-the-world.html

Which explains about the origin of Anansi stories; explains the meaning behind then and has examples of Anansi stories. 

Take you time to read as many stories as you can and answer the following questions. Can you identify any similarities or differences between them? Can you find the moral of each story? Can you retell your favourite Anansi story orally to someone in your household? 

Then, watch the video of the Anansi story called ‘Anansi and the Turtle’ on YouTube: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/z4qkjxs. I would then like you to decide on your favourite Anasi story and retell the story to me in words. I would like you to type or handwrite your story and then submit it to me via Google Classroom or email it to: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

As an additional challenge you can illustrate your story.  I look forward to reading your completed Anansi stories. 

Reading: This week I would like you to read the poem ‘The Longest Journey’ which is written by an unknown author. The poem is saved on Google Classroom for you to access. Once you have read and understood the poem I would like you to complete the Google Classroom Comprehension quiz. Remember to use evidence from the text to support your answers. 

 

Maths: This week we would like you to complete these maths activities online. They involve activities based on negative numbers, multiples and factors, prime numbers and square numbers , as well as multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000.  

Negative numbers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z4kwjhv

Multiples and Factors https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfchpg8

Prime Numbers and Square Numbers https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvv6t39

Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7r492p

 

Topic: This term we are continuing to learn about the Caribbean, which is our main topic for this term. We will be focusing on how the Caribbean and the UK are linked, as well as their similarities and differences. One important link between them is the buying and selling of important goods such as oil, food and electrical goods. This is referred to as ‘trading.’ This activity teaches children all about the importance of trading and economies. 

Firstly, you will need to click on the website link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm2c92p to find information, videos and interesting facts about ‘Trade and Economic Activity.’ On this page there are also two interactive activities to test your knowledge and one practical, written activity. This is called ‘A Meal from Around the World’.

This activity asks you to have a look through your food cupboards at home. Choose some of the items you’ve found to create a meal. List the items you’ve used. You will then need to think about the key question ‘Where does each item come from?’ Mark and label its country of origin on the map in the activity sheet. If you can’t access the sheet, write the answers on a word document or hand write them on a piece of paper and upload it onto Google Classroom or email it to the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk). You could even create the meal together as a family! I would love to see photographs of this too!

 

Music: Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils, and even if you’re not able to join us live at 10:30 each day, you can still check out the videos afterwards and have a go!

 

 Monday 1st June – https://youtu.be/usR0xfzOIKs 

Tuesday 2nd – https://youtu.be/Ahlr1WOK1HU  

Wednesday 3rd – https://youtu.be/sHGoPWkSod8 

Thursday 4th – https://youtu.be/1uOPMbniUU4 

Friday 5th – https://youtu.be/SlVFxrxmEXs 

Learn the song:

Brighter day tomorrow

https://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ootam-at-home/#wellbeing

What ambitions do people in your household have? Has anyone fulfilled an ambition? If so, how did they manage to make their dreams a reality? Talk about things you can do today to work towards fulfilling your ambitions.

 

18/5/2020

Dear Hummingbird,

I hope that you all had a good weekend and have been enjoying the lovely weather with your families. This weekend I had a barbeque with my family with delicious food, relaxing music and ice cold lemonade. It was a wonderful day! What have you all been doing?

This past week I have really enjoyed seeing all of your maths poster entries, your interesting formal letters to Boris Johnson and your completed Science tasks. Well done to all of those pupils who have completed many of the tasks set! It has been lovely to hear from many of you. If you haven’t yet completed all of the work, please continue to do so over this coming week.

I look forward to receiving more of your emails and completed tasks via Google Classroom and the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk).

Take care and keep safe. Remember to stay positive, do lots of exercise and spend quality time with your families!

Miss Green

This week’s tasks are outlined below:

English: This week I would like you to write a rhyming poem about summer. I have chosen summer as it links to our topic on the Caribbean as the climate is very hot there. Before you begin writing your poem you could research ideas about the Caribbean to give you some inspiration or if you would prefer you can write about summer as you know it, in England.

Please watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/z83g2nb which explains what a rhyming poem is and a rhyme scheme. Then try to think of rhyming summer couplets that you could use in your rhyming poem for example: sand and hand or pool and cool. Lastly, write your poem in Google docs and then submit it on Google Classroom or email it to me via the year 5 email address.

As an extra challenge you could try to include an onomatopoeia in your rhyming poem, which you can learn about on the BBC bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/z8t3g82

Reading: This week I would like you to complete three reading activities based on two extracts from the book ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Ricki Riordan. There is a website link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkmkd6f to click on to watch the book extracts being read aloud by Stephen Fry. They are also written down in the word document on Google Classroom. There are three activities in this reading task. These include summarising as well as inference and deduction.

Maths: This week I would like you to complete a ‘missing number’ maths quiz, and two mystery problem solving challenges on Google Classroom. In both challenges, there is a list of 30 people, who are suspects in the mystery investigations. It is your job to be a detective to solve the five clues to find the culprit. These tasks include different areas of maths such as place value, number, shape, statistics, fractions and many more.

Family Fun task: This week I would like you to create a joke book using a collection of the funniest jokes, stories and one-liners you and your family can think of. I would like you to

share these funny jokes with your family to make each other laugh. You could create a poster or booklet and write them down, or record them on a word document or power point presentation. If you would like to share these with me, you can email them to the Year 5 email address or upload them onto Google Classroom.

Science: This week we will be continuing our science topic on Living Things and their habitats’ and we will be learning about seed dispersal. You will have two tasks to complete about how seeds disperse on Google Classroom. Have a look at the relevant power points, and then complete the tasks. I look forward to reading your completed work.

Music: Here is this week’s list of Body Percussion classes

LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 2:

Monday 18th -https://youtu.be/8I0HuUVXvG4

Tuesday 19th -https://youtu.be/31W6vg8oTWQ

Wednesday 20th -https://youtu.be/Ns-0vpeqs40

Thursday 21st -https://youtu.be/u7WcJTa3ELA

Friday 22nd -https://youtu.be/RgqY4qJDnbo

Learn the song of the week the Summer sounds songs for the EMS summer festival (also on the website)

 

11/5/2020

Dear Hummingbird,

I hope you have all had a good bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the VE day celebrations! I enjoyed seeing all the VE day bunting and decorations outside people’s homes as I ventured out on my daily walk on Friday. In addition, I baked a special British jam and sponge cake to mark this occasion. It turned out a little burnt, but still edible (and delicious!) Did you and your family do anything to celebrate?

It is great to see that more of you have been able to access Google Classroom this week! I would just like to remind you that if you are having difficulties accessing it, please send me an e-mail via the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) and I will be very happy to help.

Well done to all those who have completed the tasks this week. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thank you letters and and maths competition posters – keep up the hard work!

This week I have set you some new tasks, which are outlined below:

Reading: I would like you to continue to complete the reading comprehensions based on the book ‘Rebecca’s World’ which are on Google Classroom. This week you will be completing comprehensions based on Chapters 7 and 8.

English: As you may be aware, our prime minister (Boris Johnson) made a speech on television yesterday evening, where he announced the next stage of the lockdown. I would like you to watch Newsround and read the latest articles on their website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround) to find out more information about what Boris Johnson said.

Then, your task for this week is to write a formal letter to Boris Johnson to give him your opinion on what he has said. As you are writing to the prime minister, you must use formal language, appropriate grammar and structure your letter correctly. There are attachments on Google Classroom to help you with this.

Remember, you are entitled to give your opinion (whether it is for or against what Boris Johnson has said) but you must support what you are saying with evidence or facts. Examples of how to do this will be on Google Classroom.

Lastly, I would like you to include quotes (3 maximum) in your formal letter. Please watch and complete this lesson on the BBC website to refresh you memory on how to use inverted commas correctly. The website is: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zb2wjhv

Please send your completed letter to me on Goggle Classroom or e-mail it to me via the year 5 email address. I look forward to reading your formal letters!

SPAG: This week, I would like you to complete a work sheet about adding prefixes to words and creating new sentences. These include the prefixes un, in, dis and mis. A prefix is a small group of letters attached to the start of a root word.

Maths: This week, I would like you to complete three maths quizzes based on fractions. You will find these on Google Classroom. These include ordering, adding and subtracting fractions.

Entries for the maths poster competition are still being collected too. The closing date is Friday 15th May, so if you haven’t submitted your entry yet, there is still time!

Family fun: This week I’d like you to create a piece of drama/creative art with your family try to get as many people involved as you can! I would like you to re-enact what life is like in your household during lockdown either through drama, singing, dancing or any other creative form that you can think of. I’m sure you have seen many amusing clips of people creating funny songs, dances and comedy clips on the internet – use these as your inspiration! Don’t worry about submitting evidence of your drama/creative art, I just want you to have fun with your family. But, if you want to share your performing arts skills with me, please email a clip to the year 5 email address. Have fun!

Music: I would like you to learn the song of the week and follow the music activities on the page. The song of the week is: ‘What Makes a Family?’ which you can listen to on: https://www.singup.org/singupathome/song-of-the-week. Try to learn to sing along and learn the Makaton signs.

Secondly, I would like you to sing and play ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPIyhjSxdEY&feature=emb_rel_paus). I would like the Ukulele players to follow the chords on the screen.

Then, take a look at the Bob Marley Museum page: https://www.bobmarleymuseum.com/ In particular, look at the house that Bob Marley used to live in as it is now a museum; read the facts about the musician and look at the picture gallery. Lastly, watch Bob Marley perform on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03t1dd2

I look forward to receiving your completed tasks. Remember to keep smiling, stay positive and be active!

ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON
Join us online at 10:30am every day and get ready to make some noise!
Enfield Music Service has teamed up with Beat Goes On to provide exclusive daily body percussion sessions for Enfield pupils!
LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:
Monday 11th
Tuesday 12th
Wednesday 13th
Thursday 14th
Friday 15th

Miss Green

 

 

4/5/2020

Dear Hummingbird,

I hope that you have all had a restful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine! I have been baking chocolate chip cookies, stretching and exercising with Joe Wicks and going for long, peaceful walks in the park! I hope that you have all been keeping busy and active too!

Thank you to everyone who has been submitting their tasks on Google classroom or emailing them to me! It was great to see so many children logging onto Times Table Rock Stars to participate in the tournament.

This week we have set you some new tasks, which are outlined below.

Reading: I would like you to complete two reading comprehensions based on the book ‘Rebecca’s World’ for Chapters 5 and 6.

English: I would like you to complete the apostrophe grammar activity set on Google Classroom which teaches you about plural and singular possessive apostrophes.

Then I would like you to read and complete the activity about the British war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, which is on Google Classroom. The activity involves reading about Captain Tom Moore and reflecting as “we can all contribute to help make a positive difference to the world around us. At some point, to someone or something, our actions matter!” quoted from Picture News.

Lastly, you will need to complete the challenges on the sheet which ask you to write a thank you card or letter and send it to someone who has made a difference to you and/or your local community. I would like you to send me a picture of you sending your letter or a copy of your letter if you are happy to share this. You can email your photo to the year 5 e-mail address or attach a picture to the task on Google Classroom. 

Maths: There are three new maths quizzes on Google Classroom for you to complete. These include adding, subtracting and multiplying decimal numbers.

This week, a maths poster competition is being launched! This poster will consist of how maths impacts your daily lives and different examples of how you use your maths skills at home! This could include using measuring equipment to weigh ingredients to bake a cake, using written addition and subtraction when creating a shopping list with a budget or counting how many different coloured cars pass your window! Examples of these posters are available to view on Google Classroom.

This competition begins on Monday 4th May and closes on Friday 15th May and is open for pupils of all ages, from Nursery up to Year 6. You could design your poster on the computer or hand draw it on a piece of paper. Please attach your entries (a word document or a photograph of a hand drawn entry) and submit them on Google Classroom or email them to year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. A winner will be selected from each year group and these will be announced on the Garfield website on Monday 18th May, along with the winning entries.

Be as creative and imaginative as you can! You can even get your family involved too!

Topic: I’d like you to make bunting or a poster to display to celebrate V.E.75 Day. This could be handmade or designed on the computer. Please take a picture of your poster or bunting, or upload your computer design, to Google Classroom or email it to the Year 5 email address year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.

Next Friday 8th May 2020 is a special day to remember. Why? Britain will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day when the guns fell silent at the end of WW2 in Europe. This is a chance to remember and say “For those who gave so much, we thank you.” Our veterans and soldiers are now helping us and supporting the NHS in the battle against the coronavirus virus. They are still risking their lives or providing amazing inspiration as the hero Captain Tom has done through fundraising.

If you need any extra information or guidance, there is an excellent website to give you lots of ideas. Please visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting.

Music: I would like you to learn the song of the week. Secondly, to read the information on Bob Marley using the following links:- https://kids.kiddle.co/Bob_Marley and https://www.bobmarleymuseum.com/. Can you name two Bob Marley songs?

Play the game on the following link. https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/musical-instruments-interactive-matching-activity-tg-408

I look forward to receiving your completed tasks. Remember to keep smiling, stay positive and be active!

Miss Green

27/4/2020

Dear Hummingbird,

I hope that you have all had a restful weekend and have made the most of the lovely weather! This may have been in the form of an energetic bike ride, a long walk with your family or a picnic in your garden! As you know, each week I have uploaded new tasks onto the website and Google Classroom for you to complete. Well done to all those who have completed the tasks so far – I have enjoyed reading and marking them! It is important to do a little bit of learning every day to keep your minds active.

This week your tasks are as the following:

Maths: There are maths quizzes uploaded onto Google Classroom. These include addition, subtraction, division and multiplication worded problems. There is also a mystery challenge too!

This week, a Times Tables Rock Stars tournament has been set up between Hummingbird and Lavender! Take some time to log into your personal account to join in with this enjoyable tournament and earn extra points for your class! It begins at 9am on Monday 27th April and ends at 5pm on Friday 1st May. The winning class will be announced on the Garfield website next week. Good luck!

English: Our new English topic is poetry and so some of the work you will be receiving over the next few weeks will be linked to poetry. To begin our poetry topic this week we will be revising similes and metaphors. Please watch and complete the activities on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zkygrj6 website.  Then, complete the similes and metaphors worksheets on Google classroom.

Lastly, I would like you to write a poem of your choice using similes and metaphors. You can write a poem about your favourite day during the lockdown, your favourite animal, person or thing. We look forward to receiving your completed work. ​

Reading: I would like you to complete a reading comprehension based on the fourth chapter of ‘Rebecca’s World.’

Science: This term, we will start a new topic in Science called ‘Living things and their Habitats’. We will begin by learning about the different ways in which plants reproduce. During the Autumn term, you learned about the life cycles of some mammals, amphibians and reptiles. This term, we will look more closely at the differences between the life cycles of these groups.

This week, I would like you to complete the remainder of these tasks, as well as the extension challenge task. Once you have finished your assignment, please post it on Google Classroom, or email it to the Year 5 email address, for me to mark.

Music: Learn about steel pans, where they come from and how they are played. Watch the video on the following link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011krfw

Log on to BBC bitesize. Watch and join in with the ‘Essentials’ page where you will revise all the interrelated dimensions of music.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zwxhfg8 Try playing the first quiz.

Don’t forget the song of the week- ‘One moment, One people.’

Family Fun: This week, I would like you to design and create your very own home made board game. You can use an existing game such as Snakes and Ladders, Uno, Frustration or Monopoly to base your creation on, or design an original one! Upload your photographs to Google Classroom or email them to us.

I hope that you have a good week and remember to keep your minds active!

Miss Green

 

20/4/2020

Hello Hummingbird Class,

Happy Easter! I hope you and your families are safe, healthy and well and that you have been enjoying your time at home. I wanted to say thank you and well done to all of you who have been logging onto Google Classroom and completing your assignments. It’s been lovely reading and responding to your posts and completed pieces of work! If anyone is unable to log onto the Google Classroom, please e-mail the Year 5 e-mail address and I can help you to solve this issue.

This week I would like you to complete the following activities:

English: I would like you to write an informal letter to me (Miss Green). You can explain what you have been doing, tell us how you are feeling and ask us any questions you may have. Please complete your letter on Google Classroom or e-mail it to me.

Reading: I would like you to complete the reading comprehension assignments based on the book ‘Rebecca’s World’ that have been uploaded onto our Google Classroom.

Maths: I would like you to complete the maths quizzes that have been uploaded onto our Google Classroom. The maths quizzes are about: BODMAS, division, subtraction and long multiplication.

Science: This term, we will start a new topic in Science called ‘Living things and their Habitats’. We will begin by learning about the different ways in which plants reproduce. During the Autumn term, you learned about the life cycles of some mammals, amphibians and reptiles. This term, we will look more closely at the differences between the life cycles of these groups.

There are four introductory tasks and an extension challenge task that we would like you to complete over the next two weeks. You may organise your time by completing two of the tasks per week and by doing your own additional research. Once you have finished your assignment, please post it on google classroom, or email it to the Year 5 email address, for me to mark.

Music
Learn the song The Planets
 
Listen to The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst. Can you hear the different qualities of each planet in the style of music of each movement? For example, Mars, the Bringer of War sounds strong and angry whereas Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity has a lighter, brighter and more celebratory feel. Which is your favourite movement?

Family fun: I would like you to find a new recipe and cook or bake something delicious to share with your family. I would love to see what you have made so add your photo to Google Classroom or e-mail them to me.

Remember to stay active and exercise every day!

Take care,

Miss Green

 

 

31st March 2020

Dear parents/carers if you have any problems or queries regarding home learning sent, we have now set up an email that is directed to your class teacher or if you want to send in pictures of work that you have been doing please email: Year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

 

30th March 2020

Letter to Hummingbird class

Good morning Hummingbird class. I am hoping that you and your families are keeping safe, healthy and well. As I am sure that you are all aware, things have changed a lot over the past week, but it is important to remain positive! Think about how many different ways you can creatively spend time with your family, whilst remaining indoors. This may be in the form of playing games, cooking, going on daily bike rides or telling each other your favourite jokes! Make sure you keep smiling, eat and drink healthily and get regular exercise!

From Miss Green

List of tasks

English

Help your parent write a shopping list for this week. What things do you need to buy for each person in your household? How many of each item do you need to buy?

Maths

Refer to shopping list above. Using the written column addition method (and an online price guide), can you find the total of this week’s shopping? You may want to use the Tesco, Sainsbury’s or Asda websites to help you with this. Alternatively, you may want to take photos or write down the prices of these items when you visit the supermarket (or ask a parent to help).  

HINT: To make this more challenging, you may need to think about how many people live in your household, and how many of each item you may need to purchase. For example, if there are 4 people in your household, you may need to buy 12 apples (3 each for the week). You will need to use the written short multiplication method, if you choose to complete the challenge.

Family Fun

Design your own quiz!

Ask each family member to choose a topic (eg animals, television programmes, school etc) and write 5-10 questions. You can then use these questions to create a family quiz for everyone to enjoy!

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