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    Welcome to our class page – 2019! We hope you enjoy reading about our wonderful learning, exciting activities and amazing achievements. Please keep visiting weekly to find out important information about homework and the latest news!

    STAR OF THE WEEK

     

    Paige

    Our star of the week this week is Paige. I’m so impressed with the work ethic, supporting attitude and care and consideration for others seen over the past half term.  You are a really thoughtful, generous and kind friend and peer.  Keep it up Paige!

     

     

    THIS WEEK’S SHOW STOPPER

    This week’s Showstopper is:

    Click here to view the Showstopper of the week 

     

    Above you will find work from year 5. These pieces were created during our lessons this term.

    Homework

    School Closure Home Learning - Week 1

    School Closure Home Learning - Week 1

    Hi all,

    These are this week’s home learning tasks.
    If you have any questions, then message me on the Class 5 email Class5@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

    MATHS
    Times Tables: Practise your tables at least three times a week. You can use Times Table Rock Stars and Hit the Button games to help you. I will be checking in each week to see if your times are improving. Let’s get to the top of the TG leaderboard Y5!

    I have set multiplication and division activities and tasks on MyMaths. The activities are both practical and the normal online homework. When you open the task, click on the lesson and follow this first, because this will help you understand the task.

    ENGLISH
    Writing:

    LO: To write a persuasive letter.

    We have been looking at ‘Queen of the Falls’ and Annie Edson Taylor’s adventure over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Imagine you are Annie Edson Taylor’s manager. You are trying to promote her event around the neighbouring states. Write a persuasive letter to local newspaper reporters to attend her adventure over Niagara Falls. You want to convince the reporters that they should publicise this event in their newspapers. Use persuasive techniques, a formal tone and use facts about Annie and her plans for the attempt in your writing.

    Reading: Read your class book, library book or Bug Club book for at least 15 minutes a day. Keep your reading journal up to date as usual and complete your VIPERS tasks too. You could log onto your MicroLibrarian account to browse the online school library catalogue and add a book review.

    You can access the school library and borrow books here:
    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    Bug Club Book: When you read a book on Bug Club don’t forget to complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.

    Reading Comprehension: Complete one of the reading comprehension tasks from the book each week. I will post answers each week so you can self assess and keep track of your progress.

    Spellings: This week’s focus is revision of homophones. Practise these spellings in your home learning book using some of the different techniques in the front of your seplling journal.

    Write a short poem that includes 6-10 homophones used within a context that makes sense.

    principal
    principle
    profit
    prophet
    descent
    dissent
    desert
    dessert
    draft
    draught

    Also keep looking at those words in your personal spelling lists that need further practise. These are words from the statutory lists for Y3/4 and Y5/6.

    Handwriting: Complete one of the handwriting sheets each week – think about your letter sizes, starting points and joins.

    Grammar:

    Take a look at the video:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/

    We have looked at the use of different puncutation marks for parenthesis.
    Complete the dashes tasks set. There is a skill based activity, an application task and a mini test. Answers to the mini test will be posted at the end of the week so you can self assess.

    GEOGRAPHY

    I can: identify human and geographical features of different areas. (knowledge)

    I can: use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. (skills)

    Key Question: How does the region of The Great Lakes compare to other parts of the USA in terms of geographical and human features?

    Use Google Maps to drop yourself at the top and bottom of Niagara Falls and record both the physical and human features Annie would see if she could complete her challenge today. Compare with other areas mentioned in the story ‘Queen of the Falls’

    B task:
    1. Find North America
    2. Find The USA
    3. Find Bay City Michigan (where Annie came from – what can you see?)
    4. Find Niagara Falls (where Annie completed her challenge – what can you see?)
    5. Drop yourself at the top of the falls – what can you see?
    6. Drop yourself at the bottom of the falls – what similarities and differences are there compared to the top?

    Make a list of human and geographical features for 4-6 and compare similarities and differences.

    A task:
    1. Find Bay City Michigan (where Annie came from – what can you see?)
    2. Find Niagara Falls (where Annie completed her challenge – what can you see?)
    3. Drop yourself at the top of the falls – what can you see?
    4. Drop yourself at the bottom of the falls – what similarities and differences are there compared to the top?

    Categorise what you can see as physical geographical features and human geographical features.

    D task:
    1. Find Bay City Michigan (where Annie came from)
    2. Find Niagara Falls (where Annie completed her challenge)
    3. Drop yourself at the top of the falls – what can you see?
    4. Drop yourself at the bottom of the falls – what similarities and differences are there?

    Categorise what you can see as physical geographical features and human geographical features.

    Consider this: Find Buffalo and look at the surrounding areas.
    Why would Annie’s manager choose to take her here to tour? Why not the area to the west of Buffalo?

    SCIENCE

    We have been looking at forces over the last term.
    Some of you completed a spinners activity this week investigating the effect of air resistance.

    Beneath is a variety of tasks to choose from linked to air resistance.

    1. Plan and carry out an experiment to test the effect of different sized parachutes on a toy or teddy. Take a look at the example plan to support your learning. If you want to change different variables go for it and let’s see what you predict and conclude.

    2. Create a poster to explain what air resistance is, how it works and the positive and negative effects it can have. Include real life examples and diagrams showing balanced and unbalanced forces.

    3. Design a new mode of air transportation taking into consideration the impact of air resistance. Annotate and explain your decisions. Think back to our properties of materials learning when considering what your air craft might be made of.

    4. Answer the questions on the ‘Air resistance questions’ document in your home learning book.

    Email any deigns or experiments to the class page if you’d like to share them with me.

    CREATIVE
    We have looked at two different pop artists so far – Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
    Research further pop artists in North America and create a self potrait in the style of that artist.

    P.E. & MOVEMENT

    • Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, will be delivering a LIVE P.E. lesson at 9am every day, Monday-Friday, on his YouTube channel to encourage children to stay active during school closures.
    • Practise mindfulness with the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel. Video clips ranging from 15 – 45 minutes.

    Don’t forget to have fun family time too. Stay safe and if you need anything, just send a message on the class email. I will be checking in with you all weekly. Take care.

    Miss Brierley

    Year 5 Maths Spring term 2 Week 1 24.2.20

    Year 5 Maths Spring term 2 Week 1 24.2.20

    Year 5: Miss Brierley Spring 2 Week 1 Homework

    Hand out: Monday 24.2.20
    Hand in: Monday 2.3.20

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Monday to be completed and handed in the following Monday.
    Spellings will be tested on Monday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website. Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    English
    Write a short poem, based on the Pied Piper extract, about an animal that causes chaos in a setting of your choice.

    Spellings
    Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Group 1 Rule: -ie/-ei
    Feint
    Sleigh
    Ceiling
    Deceit
    Perceive
    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    quarter
    question
    recent
    regular
    reign

    Group 2 Rule: -ie/-ei
    Feint
    Sleigh
    Ceiling
    Deceit
    Perceive
    Y3/4 statutory spellings:
    quarter
    question
    recent
    regular
    reign

    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    The Pied Piper 'Rats'

    Year 5 Homework Spring term 2 Week 2 2.3.20

    Year 5 Homework Spring term 2 Week 2 2.3.20

    Year 5: Miss Brierley Spring 2 Week 2 Homework
    Hand out: Monday 2.3.20
    Hand in: Monday 9.3.20

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Monday to be completed and handed in the following Monday.
    Spellings will be tested on Monday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website. Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    English
    Write a fractured fairy tale of your own in no more than 200 words. Remember a fractured fairy tale takes the original traditional tale and changes it in some way e.g. tells the tale from another character’s perspective. (see model text)
    Spellings Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Group 1
    Focus: tricky endings from statutory list
    Sacrifice
    Amateur
    Guarantee
    Controversy
    Existence
    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    symbol
    system
    temperature
    thorough
    twelfth

    Group 2
    Focus: tricky endings from statutory list
    Sacrifice
    Amateur
    Guarantee
    Controversy
    Existence
    Y3/4 statutory spellings:
    question
    recent
    regular
    reign
    remember

    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    The Wolf And The Three Selfish Pigs

    Year 5 Homework Spring term2 Week 3 9.3.20

    Year 5 Homework Spring term2 Week 3 9.3.20

    Year 5: Miss Brierley Spring 2 Week 3 Homework
    Hand out: Monday 9.3.20
    Hand in: Monday 16.3.20

    General information:
    Homework will be given each week.
    It will be handed out on a Monday to be completed and handed in the following Monday.
    Spellings will be tested on Monday afternoons.
    If spellings are not learned, retests will take place.

    Maths
    Your homework task will be set online via the MyMaths website. Your login and password will be stuck into your homework book.

    Reading
    Please make sure you are reading regularly at home. Your reading record will be checked during your independent reading session each week. Passport points will be given for every book completed.

    History/geography
    Create a fact file about Anne Edson Taylor.
    Spellings Practise your spellings each week using the strategies suggested in your spelling book.

    Group 1
    Focus: personal list

    Y5/6 statutory spellings:
    variety
    vegetable
    vehicle
    yacht
    accommodate

    Group 2
    Focus: personal list

    Y3/4 statutory spellings:
    sentence
    separate
    special
    straight
    strange
    If there are any problems regarding homework please let me know.

    Dashes For Parenthesis Mini Test

    Dashes Application Activity

    The Dramatic Dash Skills Activity

    Air Resistance Questions W1

    Air Resistance Parachute Planning Example

    Week 2 Writing: 30.3.20 Dragon Life Cycle Explanation Text Model Booklet

    School Closure Home Learning - Week 2 30.3.20

    School Closure Home Learning - Week 2 30.3.20

    Hi all,

    I’m hoping you are all well and looking after each other and are enjoying a bit of sunshine in your gardens this week! It’s great to see so many of you completing the MyMaths tasks and logging into BugClub and TT Rockstars. I know it’s difficult and will have been a bit strange this week but keep it up. You’re doing a top job!

    These are this week’s home learning tasks.
    If you have any questions, then message me on the Class 5 email Class5@thorngrove.stockport.sch.uk

    MATHS
    Times Tables: Practise your tables at least three times a week. You can use Times Table Rock Stars and Hit the Button games to help you.

    I will continue to check in each week to see if your times are improving. I’m really pleased that 7 Y5 children are in the top 20 of the TG school leaderboard this week and your recall speeds are improving rapidly! A teacher is still No1 on our leaderboard so let’s see if we can knock her off the top spot this week!

    I have set fraction, decimal and percentages activities and tasks on MyMaths. The activities this week are the normal online homework tasks. When you open the task, click on the lesson and follow this first, because this will help you understand the task.

    Why not try the matching task on NRich. There are different levels to challenge you!
    https://nrich.maths.org/1249

    ENGLISH
    Writing:

    In the autumn term we looked at the life cycle of a dragon when we wrote our own explanation texts. Let’s return to explanation texts and see what you can remember.

    Watch the video ‘Were dragons real?’ and write your own explanation text about dragons.
    Click here to watch the video.

    I have added the autumn explanation text booklet to our class page to help support your learning. It includes a model text, toolkit and some grammatical features.

    Reading: Read your class book, library book or Bug Club book for at least 15 minutes a day. Keep your reading journal up to date as usual and complete your VIPERS tasks too. You could log onto your MicroLibrarian account to browse the online school library catalogue and add a book review.

    You can access the school library and borrow books here:
    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    Bug Club Book: When you read a book on Bug Club don’t forget to complete the bug questions, so I can see how you are doing and help where I can.

    Reading Comprehension: Complete one of the reading comprehension tasks from the CGP book this week. For answers to check this week’s comprehension – send me an email.

    Spellings: This week’s focus is the suffix -ate. Practise these spellings in your home learning book using some of the different techniques in the front of your seplling journal or look up the meaning of each word and write them in a sentence. Why not get someone at home to test you, if they can, on the 10 spellings below and 5 from your personal spellings list in the front of your journal.

    • captivate
    • alienate
    • medicate
    • motivate
    • pollinate
    • activate
    • validate
    • elasticate
    • hyphenate
    • communicate

    Handwriting: Complete one of the handwriting sheets each week – think about your letter sizes, starting points and joins.

    Grammar:

    This week our focus is creating cohesion between paragraphs.
    Take a look at the powerpoint presentation to support your learning.

    There are three follow up tasks to complete this week:

    • Spot the connecting adverb (three levels to choose from)
    • A mini test with some key questions
    • An application task

    GEOGRAPHY

    LO: To explain the similarities and differences between two countries within North America (Knowledge)

    LO: To use precise geographical words when describing geographical places features & processes. (Skill)

    KQ: How has industry, population and land use in North America contributed to climate change?

    Consider the following questions:
    What is climate change? What impact does it have on the environment?

    Your task:
    There are 23 different countries in North America. We are going to focus on two of the larger countries; USA and Canada. Which one of these countries impacts more on global change? Why?

    Now focus on the USA and Canada. Research the following for each country using online mapping, Google Earth, web based resources where you can read and find statistics and the example resources provided on our class webpage.

    • Population
    • Size of country
    • Key human and physical features
    • Land use/farming
    • Main industries
    • Transport (airports, roads, trains etc)

    Make a comparison between the two countries in order to decide which one you think (based on evidence from your research) is contributing to pollutions that are causing climate change.

    Your BAD tasks are as follows:

    B: Using your research to support you, create a poster to help these countries reduce climate change.

    A: Explain the factors that have contributed to climate change. Suggest changes that could be made to reduce impact on the environment.

    D: Devise a letter to the environmental minister voicing your concerns over the trends seen in USA or Canada linking to climate change. Using the resources, explain why you think these changes have occurred and propose changes to prevent further change.

    SCIENCE

    Continuing with our forces learning this week we are looking at mechanisms; gears, levers and pulleys. Take a look at the PDF document ‘Lesson presentation Mechanisms’ and the follow up task document for this week’s activities.

    CREATIVE

    I’d love to see some of your pop art work from last week. Email me at the class5 page to send me some of your designs!

    Choose 5 different countries in North America and research their flags.
    Why are the colours, symbols and words significant?
    If you were to design a flag for the UK, what would it look like?
    Design your flag and explain why you have made the decisions you have.

    Send me some of your designs if you’ve worked hard and want to shre them with me.

    P.E. & MOVEMENT

    • Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, will be delivering a LIVE P.E. lesson at 9am every day, Monday-Friday, on his YouTube channel to encourage children to stay active during school closures.
    • Practise mindfulness with the Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube channel. Video clips ranging from 15 – 45 minutes.

    Don’t forget to have fun family time too. Stay safe and if you need anything, just send a message on the class email. I will be checking in with you all weekly. Take care.

    Miss Brierley

    Week 2 Grammar: 30.3.20 Cohesion Paragraphs

    Week 2 Grammar 30.3.20 : Mini Test Cohesion Within Paragraphs

    Week 2 30.3.20 Grammar: Application Activity Cohesion Within Paragraphs

    Week 2 30.3.20 Grammar: Activity Sheet Spot The Connecting Adverb

    Week 2 Science 30.3.20 Lesson Presentation Mechanisms

    Week 2 Science Machine Template 30.3.20

    Week 2 30.3.20 Science Follow Up Tasks

    Week 2 30.3. 20 Science Activity Sheet Mechanisms Jigsaw

    Week 2 30.3.20 Science mechanism statements

    Links to online learning platforms:

    Access to the School Library 

    Use this link to access our school Library:

    https://u011309.microlibrarian.net/

    https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

    TTRS

    Active Learn

    This half terms newsletter:

    Year 5 Spring 2 Newsletter

     

    UPDATES FOR PARENTS

    Our PE sessions this term will be Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoors) afternoons.

    Please ensure children have suitable kits for this time of year in school on these days.

    Our homework will now be given out on a Monday to be handed in the following Monday.

    Spellings will be tested on Monday.

    Thanks

    Miss Brierley

     

     

    Thorn Grove Primary School
    Woodstock Avenue
    Cheadle Hulme
    SK8 7LD