Lavender Home Learning

Key Skills Holiday Homework – Years 2 to 5 – July 2020
When the pupils return in September, most will have missed around four months of school.
While good learning has taken place at home, there will be a need for the children to work on their key skills so that they are ready for their learning in September.
Because of this we are setting some holiday homework to learn and revise skills in different areas.
When the children return in September, we will assess the children in each of these areas so that we can identify the gaps in their learning that we need to teach and reinforce.
The holiday homework pack consists of work in four key areas:
1.Mental maths – included in our pack are two sheets from the Mega Mental Maths Challenge to revise the key mental maths skills from the year group the pupil just completed and, as a challenge, from the year group they are about to begin.
2.Spelling – spelling lists of key words are included both for previous year groups and the year group the pupil is about to begin. Children need to be able to read and spell each word on the list.
3.Daily reading – it is very important your child continues to read for 15-30 minutes every day. Your child has been given a selection of books on our online reading library ‘Bug Club’ that they can use.
4.Times tables  and division facts practice – regular practice of x tables is really important to develop the children’s confidence in maths. Children have a login to Times Table Rock Stars that they can use or they can access Tablesmaster at this website: https://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/
       20 questions in under 100 seconds shows you know the x table and can move on to practice a different one. 
 
Printed copies of the sheets in this pack are available to collect from the school office from Wednesday 15th July onwards. 

Meet your new class teacher for next year:

 

13/7/2020

 

 

 

Dear Lavender Class,

I cannot believe this will be the last letter I will be writing to you all as your class teacher! I want to begin by telling you all how proud I am of the way you have coped during this unusual time. I am so proud of all of you who have completed either the online learning on Google Classroom or in the home-learning packs and have thoroughly enjoyed marking and responding to your comments. I hope that each and every one of you have been completing some form of learning to keep your brains active! I have been trying to keep my brain active by reading for pleasure and so far I have read three books. I intend to read even more during the holiday. How many books have you read so far? Do you intend to read more during the holiday too?

 

As the end of the school year approaches, I just wanted to say that it has been an absolute pleasure to teach each and every one of you this year! I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know you all, teaching you new and interesting topics, as well as attending many exciting school trips (our visit to the H.M.S Belfast was definitely my favourite!) I hope you enjoy the end of year PowerPoint I have created on the school website, which I feel sums up our year perfectly! Although we haven’t been able to see each other at the end of this academic year, I know we will see each other in September and I wish you all every success in year 6!

I hope you all have a wonderful summer holiday, which is full of fun, laughter and happiness!

Take care and best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

Please find this week’s tasks outlined below:

English: This week, I would like you to write an informal letter to your new teacher to introduce yourself. I would like you to write three paragraphs and the paragraphs should include:

Paragraph 1: An introduction about yourself e.g. describe your personality, explain where and who you live with and your hobbies. You can ask your new teacher some questions so you can get to know them better.

Paragraph 2:  Describe your strengths. This is your opportunity to tell your teacher what you are good at e.g. academically (English, maths, Science etc.) and non-academically, e.g. your social, sporting and creative skills.

Paragraph 3: Explain your aspirations (goals) for next year. This is your opportunity to tell your new teacher what skills (e.g. developing your netball or musical skills) and learning (e.g. percentages and ratio in maths or using commas in English) you would like to improve next year. This will help your teacher to plan their lessons and support your learning when you are in their class. You could ask your teacher questions you may have about year 6.

This is your opportunity to show off your writing skills, so please check and improve your letter before you submit it to me. I will then forward your letters to your new teacher!

Spellings: This week I would like you to ask a member of your household to help you identify which spellings you can spell on the year 5-6 statutory spelling list (you could test yourself on one row a day). Once you have identified the words you can spell, you can cross them off the sheet and begin learning the remaining words during the summer holiday. This will give you a head start in your spellings when you begin year 6.

Maths: This week I would like to complete the following maths activities online about shape. These activities include             regular and irregular polygons and identifying 3d shapes from 2d representations. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the BBC Bitesize website where you will watch videos and presentations, as well as take part in online activities. After doing this, there are worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom that you will need to complete (there are printed versions in the homepacks).

Regular and irregular polygons https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zgmcf82

Identify 3d shapes from 2d representations https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zwq4ydm

Science: This week, you will be learning about how animals reproduce. This is a continuation of last week’s task, as you would have had 2 weeks to complete it all. To remind you, your assignment is to:

  1. Watch the BBC bite size clip on how animals reproduce;
  2. Read through the PowerPoint on how animals reproduce;
  3. Complete tasks 1 and 2. You will first need to read through the cards in Task 1 before you can complete Task 2.

 

PSHE: This week in PSHE, I would like you to watch the short clips on: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdq3bdm which explain how to be part of a successful team. I would then like you to complete the activities on the website and complete the worksheet called ‘I am an amazing person’.

Music: This week, I would like you to watch the video and learn the song ‘Going Places’. The link is below.

https://www.singup.org/singupathome/leavers-celebrations

 

 

6/7/2020

Dear Lavender Class,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are all safe and well. This week marks the second week of July, which means that we only have two weeks left together in year 5! It only feels like yesterday when I introduced myself to you at the beginning of the year. I have really enjoyed being your teacher and have many highlight of the year: our discussions during PSHE will always stay in my mind as we had such mature, in-depth discussions; our school trip to the HMS Belfast and the ridiculously long bus journey to the magnificent Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and most of all, your intellectual input in our lessons. Each and every one of you have contributed towards making this year a memorable one and I thank you for that. What have been your highlights this year? What are your most memorable moments? Please e-mail me or comment on Google Classroom as I am very keen to hear them.

I would like to say a huge thank you and well done to all pupils who participated in the London Rocks Times Table Rock Stars tournament last week! It was fantastic to see so many of you involved, practicing your times tables and increasing your speed, knowledge and accuracy! I was so pleased with how enthused and excited you all were! The pupil with the highest score in our class was Rose! A big well done to you for your hard work and dedication last week!

Furthermore, there are some exciting art and design competitions taking place this week! Mr Joseph has been working very hard as Art leader and has told us about a Borough wide Art competition that you can enter if they wish to do so. Please click on the link below to get all the information you need.

https://traded.enfield.gov.uk/thehub/enfield-learns-together/art-challenge.

In addition, Mrs Sesstein-Hogg would like to invite everyone to take part in a family challenge to design your own board game! The closing date for this challenge is Friday 10th July. She would like you all to email photographs of your board game and an instruction booklet to nursery@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. The winning entries will then be displayed on the school website! Full details can be found on the Garfield School website too.

Please continue to log on to Google Classroom to complete the weekly tasks. If you receive the home learning packs, please continue to take photographs of the completed tasks and send them to me via email (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk). I really do look forward to receiving your work and giving you feedback and comments! If you need help or have any questions, please also email me on the year 5 email address.

I hope that you are all taking care of yourselves. Have a lovely week! Stay safe, healthy and active everyone!

Thinking of you all,

Mrs Selvi

The weekly tasks are listed below:

Reading: This week, I would like you to complete the reading comprehension on the BBC Bitesize website (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z9c9ydm) called Macbeth’ which is retold by Marcia Williams. This comprehension activity will help you learn how to summarise a character and use information from a text to complete your answers. Once you have listened to the famous play, I would like you to complete the three activities and answer all of the questions. Please email your completed work to: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk or upload it on Google Classroom.

Spellings: Please learn how to spell the ten spellings below and ask a member of your household to test you at the end of the week. You do not need to submit your score but I would be interested to hear how you are getting on so feel free to send me an e-mail or message via Google Classroom.

Spelling rule: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix – al

musical

political

accidental

mathematical

functional

tropical

bridal

central

global

industrial

Maths: This week I would like to complete the following maths activites online about shape. These activities include identifying and calculating angles on a straight line, identifying and calculating angles around a point and a challenge worksheet. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the BBC Bitesize website where you will watch videos and presentations, as well as take part in online activities. After doing this, there are worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom that you will need to complete (there are printed versions in the homepacks).

Angles on a straight line https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrvm8hv

Identifying and calculating angles around a point https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdp8bqt

Science: This week you will be learning about how animals reproduce. Read through the power point slides and animal fact cards on Google Classroom, then answer the questions on the separate document. Please remember to answer in full sentences, using the wording in the questions as part of your answers.

PSHE: This week I would like you to learn about food and nutrition. I would like you to watch the short clip (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zcw9wmn ) which explains about healthy eating. Once you have finished watching the clip, I would like you to consider/discuss (with someone in your home) the questions below:

What is inside fruit that is good for your body?

What is inside chips that are bad for your body?

When the little boy was asked just to eat the fat why did he refuse?

As a mini project, I would then like you to collect food packets in your home and total up the amounts of fat inside the packs. How do you feel when you see the total? Knowing this information, will you make any changes to your diet?

To complete your learning on ‘healthy eating’, please watch: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0117zyy and then I would like you to help make a healthy dinner and dessert with your parent/carer and send a picture of your meal to me at: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. Happy cooking!

French: This week sees the launch of our very first French poster competition! This competition begins on Friday 3rd July and closes on Friday 10th July. It is open to pupils of all ages. Your poster should be a celebration of what you have learned through our weekly French challenges. Here is a summary of the topics, which we have covered: body parts, family members, numbers, months of the year, birthdays and food. You can also draw a poster/write about going on a holiday in France, French artists or French books. You can draw a comic strip where characters have a conversation in French. Be as creative as possible! You can draw, paint or include photographs. There are some examples of posters on Google Classroom to give you some ideas and inspiration. Please attach your entries to an email and send them to year4@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. An overall winner will be selected and announced on our website on 15th July.

Music: This week in music I would like you to follow the body percussion actions in the following video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBBteybZdHY. Then, use the following link to learn about composition. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/z6bsy4j. If you have your own instrument, why not try composing a short piece or writing your own song?

This week’s song of the week is ‘The Bare Necessities.’ Click on the following link to play and learn this song https://www.singup.org/singupathome/the-bare-necessities.

29/6/2020

Dear Lavender Class,

I hope that you have had a wonderful week with your family and I hope that you have been enjoying the hot weather. I have been having paddling pool parties with my daughter and we visited a fabulous beach called Walton-on-the-Naze! Have you been enjoying the glorious weather? I would love to hear what you have been doing, please e-mail me or send me a message.

This past week I have really enjoyed reading all your conversations about Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS) on Google Classroom and want to congratulate you all for your fantastic scores! You should be very proud of how well you all did! A special well done to Rose and Hanif who seemed to be competing for many hours each day and drumming up memento in the Google Classroom stream!

Well done to all of those pupils who have completed many of the tasks set this week, I really enjoyed reading your story plans and seeing your wonderful spelling scores! 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).

Remember to stay positive, do lots of exercise and drink lots of water whilst the weather is so hot.

Best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

The weekly tasks are listed below:

English: Well done to all of you who have submitted your summer narrative plans – I look forward to reading your stories once they are completed! Even if you have not submitted or planned your narrative, you are still expected to participate in this week’s task by planning your narrative using the story mountain planning sheet on Google Classroom.

This week, I would like you to draft, edit and publish your narrative. I would like you to write a minimum of four paragraphs, using your story mountain planning sheet to help structure your story.

For example:

Paragraph 1: Setting the scene, introducing characters.

Paragraph 2: Setting the scene for the problem.

Paragraph 3: Explaining the dilemma/problem

Paragraph 4: Explaining how the dilemma/problem

is resolved and ending your story.

Once you have drafted your story, I would like you to read, check and edit your story to ensure it is your best piece of writing. Please use the steps to success checklist to help you edit your story, which is saved on Google Classroom.

Once you have edited and improved your story, you will need to publish it either by hand writing your story on the template sheets provided or on your computer. Lastly, I would like you to add illustrations to your narrative to make it more engaging, you can either draw your illustrations by hand or on the computer but please do not just copy and paste pictures.

This will be the last narrative you will be writing in year 5 so please write a story you can be proud of. I would like you to submit your published story via Google classroom or by e-mailing it to me (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) by Monday 6th July. I am really looking forward to reading your stories!

Weekly Spellings: Please learn how to spell the ten spellings below and ask a member of your household to test you at the end of the week. You do not need to submit your score but I would be interested to hear how you are getting on so feel free to send me an e-mail or message via Google Classroom.

Spelling rule: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix –ive

attractive

creative

addictive

assertive

abusive

cooperative

exhaustive

appreciative

offensive

expressive

Reading: This week I would like you to read and understand the non-fiction text about Micheal Morpurgo (the comprehension is accessible via Google Classroom). Once you have had the opportunity to read the text, I would then like you to complete the Comprehension Quiz on Google Classroom. Please remember to use the text to support your answers; check your answers and use quotes from the text as evidence for your answers where necessary.

SPAG: In SPAG this week, you will be learning how to identify and use homophones in your work. A homophone is a word which is pronounced like another but has a different meaning. Homophones can also differ in spelling, too, such as carat and carrot. Please complete the worksheet on Google Classroom.

Maths: This week I would like to complete the following maths activites online about decimal numbers. These activities include subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the BBC Bitesize website where you will watch videos and presentations, as well as take part in online activities. After doing this, there are worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom that you will need to complete (there are printed versions in the homepacks).

Subtracting decimals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z6t3hcw

Multiplying decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z82tjsg

Dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/ztxy6g8

Music: This week in music I would like you to learn about the composer Scott Joplin and about the structure of his piece ‘Maple leaf rag’ (Structure means the order of sections in the piece or how it is put together). The piece Twinkle Twinkle Little Star has a structure of A, B, A. The A sections sound exactly the same but the middle B section is different https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZXyaZvFoGs. In addition, I would like you to learn the song of the week (the lyrics are on the website).

Dear Lavender Class,

How are you all? I hope you are well and have been enjoying your week. Unfortunately the weather hasn’t been great this week so I have been indoors most of the time. What interesting activities have you been doing indoors to occupy yourselves? I have been trying to become more active and have been alternating between completing Joe Wicks P.E. lessons (which are extremely tiring!) and riding my exercise bike. I’d love to hear what type of exercise you have been doing to stay active. Maybe you can recommend something to me? I would highly recommend Joe Wicks P.E lessons, have you tried it? If not, you should have a go, just search ‘PE with Joe’ on Youtube!

This is the time of year when you are most likely to spot butterflies, so keep your eyes open for as many different varieties as you can. You can go to this site to help identify any you see:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2019/07/butterfly-identification/

Back home, maybe you could do some butterfly crafts. There are lots of great ideas on this site: https://www.coolcrafts.com/butterfly-crafts/

The new weekly tasks have been uploaded onto Google Classroom and, as usual, we would like you to complete as many of them as possible. I would like to say a special well done to all of you who have regularly completed your online learning- I am very proud of your hard work and dedication to your studies! If you are not one of those children, please make sure you are logging on if you do have access to a device. If you need help with passwords or there are any problems, please email me onyear5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk. Alternatively, if you would like to request a home learning pack, please let me know.

I hope that you have a lovely week, and I look forward to receiving your completed tasks!

Best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

Please find the list of weekly tasks below:

English: Over the next two weeks I would like you to write your own summer narrative based on the story ‘Washed Up’ by Payal Kapadia. Firstly, please read and enjoy the story ‘Washed up’ which has been allocated to you on Bug club (If you have trouble logging onto Bug club please email me: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk).

Then I would like you to explore the website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn which explains/reminds you how to plan and structure your own creative narrative. There are also lessons teaching you how to invent a new character and describe a setting on the website – I would advise you to complete these lesson clips too.

Once you have read the story and completed the lessons on BBC Bitesize, I would like you to plan your own summer narrative. To support your planning, I have uploaded a planning story mountain for you to complete on Google Classroom. I would like you to submit your story mountain plan via Google classroom or the year 5 email address

(year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) by Monday 29th June.

Next week you will be asked to draft, publish and illustrate your summer narrative. Good luck, I am looking forward to reading your narratives!

Weekly Spellings: Convert nouns or verbs into adjectives using suffix –ful

Boastful

faithful

doubtful

fearful

thankful

beautiful

pitiful

plentiful

fanciful

merciful

Reading: This week I would like you to complete the comprehension called ‘The man who moved a mountain’ which is a remarkable true story of one mans endeavour. The comprehension text is saved on Google Classroom for you to access. Once you have read and understood the text (I would suggest you read the text more than once) I would like you to complete the Google Classroom Comprehension quiz. Remember to use evidence from the text to support your answers.

SPAG: This week in SPAG, you are going to be learning about homophones and near homophones. A homophone is a word which is pronounced like another but has a different meaning. Homophones can also differ in spelling, too, such as carat and carrot. A near homophone is a word which is pronounced almost the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning. It is not the same as an actual homophone, which is a word that’s pronounced the same as another word but has a different spelling and meaning. There are two tasks to complete, which are outlined below.

Task 1: Read through the PowerPoint ‘WALT: Identify homophones and near homophones’ and write down your answers to the questions. Label your answers: ‘Task 1: WALT: Identifying homophones and near homophones’.

Task 2: Read through the sheet below on the next page. Then copy and complete each of the sentences on a separate sheet. Label you work: ‘Task 2: WALT: Near homophones’

Maths: This week I would like to complete the following maths activites online. These activities include recognising and ordering percentages, writing percentages as fractions and decimals and adding decimals. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the BBC Bitesize website where you will watch videos and presentations, as well as take part in online activities. After doing this, there are worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom that you will need to complete (there are printed versions in the homepacks).

Recognising and ordering percentages https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhntwnb

Writing percentages as fractions and decimals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zynhjsg

Adding decimals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zsmmkty

In addition, there is also another Times Table Rock Stars tournament being held this week!

To celebrate London Maths Week, Garfield School has been entered into the London Rocks Times Tables Rock Stars tournament, which begins next week! This is a tournament for schools in London to compete against each other using their speedy times table knowledge and to score the highest points possible. This exciting tournament is open for all pupils in Year 2 up to Year 6. It begins on Monday 22nd June and ends on Thursday 25th June and is only open between the hours of 2pm and 7pm on these days. It is important to remember this as if you earn points at any other time of the day, they will not count towards the tournament. There are certificates for the highest scoring pupils and classes. The following week, the final scores and results will be published on the school website and the newsletter. This is a fantastic mathematical opportunity for you all! Good luck!

Science: In Science this week, you will be learning about the life cycles of insects. You will have four tasks to complete. Please ensure that you do all three of the tasks in order to complete the assignment. Make sure that you label each of the tasks.

Task 1: Read through the attached pdf book called: ‘Insect Life cycle’.

Task 2: Answer the comprehension questions for the book. Make sure that you either include part of the question in your answer or write out the questions that go with each of your answers.

Task 3: Read through the PowerPoint ‘WALT: Investigate Insect Life cycles’

Task 4: Carry out research on:

a.) One insect that grows by Incomplete Metamorphosis;

b.) One insect that grows by Complete Metamorphosis.

You will need to make sure that you include pictures of each of the different processes and that your work is labelled and has ‘headings’.

Music: This week, I would like you to watch YolanDa’s Jam Band. Watch this episode about an amazing pianist who was born with one hand! https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0002ksp/yolandas-band-jam-series-1-6-jam-6-piano-boogie . Please also learn the song of the week Nobody knows https://www.singup.org/singupathome/relaxing-soothing.

 

15/6/2020

Dear Lavender class,

How are you all? How have your weeks been? Unfortunately, this week the weather was not as pleasing as the previous weeks. Despite this, I am hoping you and your loved ones kept busy and remained positive, active and creative! I decided that I wasn’t going to allow the rain to stop me from venturing outside as in true Garfield spirit, we go outside come rain or shine! Of course, I was equipped with my umbrella and waterproof coat! I found my walks quite refreshing and relaxing. What have you been doing this week? I would really like to know what you have been up to! Please send me updates, comments and photographs on the Year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk).

It has been great to see that many children have been completing the weekly tasks on Google Classroom, emailing them to me and via the home learning packs! Please ensure that you continue to do some learning every day, as it is extremely important! If you experience any problems or need help, please email me directly on the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk). Alternatively, if you would like a home learning pack, please let me know and I will arrange this with the office.

Lastly, if you haven’t already emailed or submitted a class comment for your end of year reports on Google Classroom, please could you do so as soon as possible. They only need to be 1 or 2 sentences long (no more than 30 words) and needs to outline something that you have enjoyed, improved upon, or perhaps your favourite memory in Year 5. 

I hope that you have a lovely week ahead. Remember to stay active, healthy and safe!

Best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

The weekly tasks are listed below:

Reading:This week I would like you to read the extracts from the narrative ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’ by Joan Aiken on the BBC Bitesize website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd7dqp3  I would then like you to watch the videos and complete the three learning activities which will teach you how to summarise dialogue and give your opinion.

Writing:This week I would like you to write an informal letter to a friend, teacher or teaching assistant in your class. In your letter I would like you to include an appropriate greeting; an introduction paragraph; a paragraph to explain what you have been doing during your time away from school and ask relevant question. You can conclude your letter with a final paragraph explaining what you hope to happen in the near future. As this is an informal letter, you should use friendly, chatty language that shows an informal style of writing. There are some supporting documents to help you on Google Classroom.

To learn more about how to write an informal letter, you should complete the online lesson which teaches you how to write for different audiences: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zpccwmn/articles/ztph97h

Please draft then edit and improve your letter to ensure that it is your best piece of writing before submitting it on Google Classroom or e-mailing it to year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk.Once I have received your letter I will then forward them to the person you have addressed it too. Hopefully some of you may receive a letter from a friend soon!

Maths:This week I would like to complete the following maths activites online based on place value. These activities include representing decimals as fractions, recognising and using thousandths and rounding decimals. If you click on the links below, you will be directed to the BBC Bitesize website where you will watch videos and presentations, as well as take part in online activities. After doing this, there are worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom that you will need to complete (there are printed versions in the homepacks).

Representing decimals as fractions https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrsc86f

Recognising and using thousandths https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zx2dbqt

Rounding Decimals https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zm6g9mn

Science:This week, you will be learning about amphibians. Your task will be divided into two parts. First, you will read through the PowerPoint on amphibians, watch the video that has been embedded in the PowerPoint and answer the

questions that go with it. Then, you will choose an amphibian of your choice to research. Your research will need to include a glossary at the end to explain the meaning of some of the scientific words that you have used in your research. The PowerPoint contains some examples of how to go about explaining the meaning of Scientific words.

 

8/6/2020

Year 5 Summer 2 Knowledge Organiser Caribbean

Year 5 Summer 2 Curriculum newsletter Caribbean

‘This week, I would like each of you to write a pupil comment for your end of year report. It only needs to be one or two sentences long (no more than 30 words) describing your favourite part, topic, trip or highlight of year 5. It could also be something that you have achieved and are proud of, or something that you have improved upon. Below are a few sentence starters that you could use.

In Year 5, I really enjoyed…

This year, I have really improved…

My favourite trip/topic/event was…..

​You can either leave your pupil comment on my post or submit it as part of the task on Google Classroom or email it to me on the Year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk).’

 

8/6/2020

Dear Lavender class,

How are you all? I hope that you and your families are all safe and well, and that you all had a great weekend with your loved ones, as I have. I went to my nephews 2nd birthday party (socially distancing) which was great fun. My sister had a BBQ party in her garden to celebrate and a delicious birthday cake. What have you all been doing? Have you started any new hobbies or completed any interesting tasks?

Thank you very much – and a huge well done – to all of those pupils who have continued to complete the tasks and submitted them on Google Classroom, by email or by requesting a home learning pack. Please continue to learn and work hard and I am here if you need any help. You can email the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) with any questions, queries or problems and I will do my best to help you. If you would prefer a home learning pack, please let me know by emailing myself or calling the school office, and you will be able to collect them weekly.

I hope that you all have a good and productive week ahead. Be sure to spend time reading a new, interesting book, helping your parents bake or cook something delicious and go outside and exercise daily! If you would like to send me any pictures of your weekly activities, that would be fantastic too!

Take care and best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

The weekly tasks are listed below:

English: This week your task is to write a free verse poem based on a Caribbean Island of your choice. This is an opportunity for you to research a Caribbean Island and to find out as much information about it as you can. You may decide to research an island that you have heard of; an island a famous celebrity comes from or maybe a family member or it may even be an island you have visited. You can research any aspect of the island that interests you, for example the food, sports, beaches, music etc.

Once you have completed your research, I would like you to watch and complete the BBC Bitesize lesson on free verse poetry: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z4mmn39/articles/z8sf8mn

Then, draft and publish your own free verse poem about a Caribbean Island of your choice and submit it to me on either Google Classroom or e-mail it to me on: year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk

Reading: I would like you to click on the attachment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zbttpg8 and watch the professional wrestling star Becky Lynch reading extracts from the story ‘A Pocketful Of Stars’ by Aisha Bushby. Then, I would like you to read the extracts of the story and complete the three activities. This will help you to learn how to get information from a text and to write a diary entry for a character.

SPAG: This week I would like you to focus on using brackets to show parenthesis. Parenthesis is a word or phrase inserted as an explanation or afterthought into a passage, which is otherwise grammatically correct without it. It is usually marked with brackets, dashes or commas. Please fill in the worksheet and use the power point presentation on Google Classroom to help you.

Maths: This week I would like you to complete the following maths activities online. They involve activities based on area, perimeter and long and short multiplication. There are videos, presentations and quizzes for you to complete online, and there are also worksheets uploaded to Google Classroom (and in the home learning packs) for you to complete too. If you click on the following links, you will

be directed to the correct website.

Calculating the perimeter of shapes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zfhkd6f

Calculating the area of shapes https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zh9brj6

Long and short multiplication https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zjbyvk7

Science: You will be continuing your learning on living things and their habitats. This week’s task involves you having to carry out research of your own on a mammal of your choice. You will then create a Power point presentation or a fact file/poster on a Word document (or hand drawn) about the mammal you have researched. There are a number of videos on the BBC website and other interesting, factual websites which you visit to give you an idea of what type of animal you could study. Please them upload your work to Google Classroom or email us on the Year 5 email address.

Instructions for the task:
1. You will create a presentation either with PowerPoint or a fact file/poster on a word document (or hand drawn) that shows how a mammal of your choice grows, lives and cares for their young.
2. You will conduct research of your own and in your own writing. You will show your understanding of the features which identifies an animal as a mammal.
3. You will identify the mammal by appearance, habitat and climate, family group, diet, size, number of young it births at a given time, as well as any other relevant feature.
4. Your research may include photographs, pictures, charts or diagrams as well as any other appropriate media of your choice.
5. You may use interesting websites but try not to simply copy and paste from them; rather, write the information in your own words.

Websites and videos for help and information with the task

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGonwMTPV6g

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkr47h

http://www.bbc.co.uk/earth/tags/mammal

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/search?q=mammals

Family Fun: This week I would like you and your to think about becoming ‘designers.’ Click on the following link https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zrkr47h to find out more about basics of designing and working to a design specification. These include two video clips demonstrating designing packaging using 3D software and producing a design specification and two activities to try at home (only with the use of paper and a pencil – don’t worry!) Why not challenge your family members to create a 3d design of something you could use in your house? Or a futuristic invention? There are some activities and sheets that you can download from the website (and are printed in the home learning pack). I would love to see what you have been up to – so please email me photographs, designs or even a video of this task!

Music: This week Ms Siefert would like you to explore creating your own music using the following link: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Song-Maker/

The Beat Goes on Body Percussion sessions: 10.30 am

Below are the links for week 4:

Monday 8th -https://youtu.be/M6WA7QEFlXk

Tuesday 9th -https://youtu.be/E8JLffBI7DU

Wednesday 10th -https://youtu.be/6bIwP2-lxFk

Thursday 11th -https://youtu.be/69ChPRaj5SE

Friday 12th -https://youtu.be/ak4JyonoUIE

Ukulele musicians:

Learn the piece ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’

 

1/6/2020

Dear Lavender,

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 (my husband has become quite the BBQ expert!) and I have been playing in the paddling pool with my daughter. 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,

 

Mrs Selvi

 

 

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 Lavender,

I hope that you have had a wonderful week with your family and I hope that you have been enjoying the warm weather. This weekend I went to meet my brother in our local park, which was very exciting as I haven’t seen him since the lockdown began. Have you been able to meet anyone from another household yet?

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).

I look forward to writing to you again after the half term holiday. I hope you and your families have an enjoyable week and half term break. Remember to stay positive, do lots of exercise and spend quality time with your families!

Best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

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 a task to complete about seed disposal on Google Classroom, 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)

 

 

Dear Lavender Class,

I hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend and have enjoyed the VE day celebrations. I have enjoyed seeing all the VE day buntings outside people’s homes as I’ve ventured out on my daily walks. Did you and your family do anything to celebrate?

I am sure many of you watched the news last night and have heard the prime ministers ‘road map’ out of the lockdown. Your English task is linked to Boris Johnson’s speech, where you are asked to reply to him and express your opinion on the ‘road map’. I am sure lots of you have an opinion on when schools are proposed to open! I look forward to reading your letters and hearing your opinions. I am hopeful that I may be able to see you all before the summer holiday as it would be nice to see you all and end the school year together!

I am really pleased to see that more of you have been able to access Google Classroom this week and would just like to remind you that if you are still unable to access it, please send me an e-mail via the year 5 email address (year5@garfield.enfield.sch.uk) and I would be more than happy to explain how to gain access.

Well done to all of you who have completed lots of the assignments this week, I have particularly enjoyed reading your thank you letters and seeing your maths competition posters – keep up the good work!

This week we 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 your 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 15

th 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

Lastly, Ms Siefert wanted me to share the below information with you regarding daily music sessions. Please read the information below:

ONLINE BODY PERCUSSION SESSIONS FROM ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE & BEAT GOES ON. They would like you to join them 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!

Each

LINKS TO JOIN US FOR WEEK 1:

Monday 11th: https://youtu.be/Z8qki92JfEM

Tuesday 12th: https://youtu.be/ Ghg7jwJSs

Wednesday 13th: https://youtu.be/VTl5DeZk1Rg

Thursday 14th: https://youtu.be/Lf_7kmCWAT4

Friday 15th: https://youtu.be/NthIyD_841g

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

Best wishes,

Mrs Selvi

 

4/5/2020

Year 5 Summer 1 Curriculum newsletter

Year 5 Summer 1 Knowledge organiser Caribbean

Dear Lovey Lavender,

I hope that you have all had an enjoyable and active weekend. I have been busy baking a pineapple upside down cake and we (my family and I) went for a lovely walk in our local park to feed the ducks and see the beautiful flowers (my daughter can now say “Oh wow” every time she sees a flower). I hope you have also had the opportunity to stretch your legs and do something fun this weekend.

Thank you to everyone who has been submitting their tasks on Google Classroom or emailing them to me. I have enjoyed reading and marking your work. It was great to see so many of you logging onto Times Table Rock Stars, encouraging each other to participate in the tournament and of course winning against Hummingbird class! Well done!

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!

Mrs Selvi

 

27/4/2020

Hi Lavender Class,

I hope you and your families are well and that you have been enjoying the lovely sunshine! I have been very busy in my garden this week and have planted some sunflowers with my daughter (although she spent most of the time trying to eat the soil!) I hope you have been doing lots of enjoyable things this week too.

As you know, each week I have uploaded new tasks onto the website and Google Classrooms 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 create 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!

Mrs Selvi

 

20/4/2020

Hello Lavender Class,

Happy Easter! I hope you and your families are well and that you have been enjoying your time at home. I wanted to say 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. If anyone is unable to log onto the Google Classroom, please e-mail the Year 5 e-mail address and we can help you.

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

English: We would like you to write an informal letter to us (Mrs Selvi & Ms Kilanko). 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 us.

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

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

Remember to stay active and exercise every day!

Take care,

Mrs Selvi & Ms Kilanko

 

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

Dear Lavender Class,

It’s Ms. Kilanko and Mrs Selvi here. I hope that you are all having a great start to the week. You will remember that I set you the exciting challenge of writing your very own Space project. The aim was to carry out some research about one or two space bodies which may include planets, stars, moons and asteroids. Some of you had already started your project; well done for that. The rest of you might well be thinking of starting this week.

In addition to carrying out your own research, this week I would like you to explore the topic of humans in space. On an empty sheet in your book, please write the heading, Humans in space’. You will be able to find a lot of information on this website:(https://www.nasa.gov/topics/humans-in-space)

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 weeks 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). 

From Ms.Kilanko and Mrs Selvi

Key vocabulary on this page ‘expeditionary’ which refers to operations aimed at achieving a particular goal.

 

Humans in Space

Write about:

What are some of the skills that humans need to work together in space?

Visit the webpage: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Click on the box which says ‘Find Out Who Is on the Space Stationto go on Expedition 62.

Use the picture below to create a drawing of an astronaut in space. Use the photograph above to help you.

Write a short diary extract called, ‘My day trip into Space’.

     

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