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WEEK COMMENCING 13TH JULY

Hello to you all!

We hope you're all well - we're looking forward to catching up with you all again this week (either at school or on the phone). There's not long to go now until you can all have a well deserved rest - keep going, you're nearly there!

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 6th July as we are one week behind.

Let us know if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We've attached the Fluent in 5 and the Inference activities as usual, if you would like to have a go and this week.

Keep smiling!

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 6TH JULY

Hi Year 5!

It was great to catch up with you all last week - either at school or via phone. You're all coping brilliantly and hopefully the easing of some of the restrictions this weekend will help to make life a bit more fun again! I'm very excited about getting my hair cut this week!!

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 29th June as we are one week behind.

Let us know if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We've attached the Fluent in 5 and the Inference activities as usual, if you would like to have a go and this week.

Sending slightly less socially distant hugs!

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 29TH JUNE

Well, what a glorious week last week was with the sunny, hot weather! We hope you all enjoyed it and managed to get outside as much as possible. I'm looking forward to speaking to you all (either in school or via phone) to find out what you've been up to and how you managed to keep cool!

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 22nd June as we are one week behind.

Let us know if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We've attached the Fluent in 5 and the Inference activities as usual, if you would like to have a go and this week, we are also attaching another exciting competition called the 'Pin your thanks' competition, which is to design a thank you pin badge for people you would like to thank for things they have done to help you during lockdown. This is what the competition has to say:

 

We know that lots of our families would like to say thank you to others who have helped over the last few months. From the postman who delivered cards that cheered us up, to a neighbour who has done some shopping to a doctor or nurse, a friend who called for a chat etc… PinYourThanks are inviting children across the nation to enter a competition to design a pin badge to say thank you to someone who has helped them (or their wider family) over the last few months. The winning entry will be turned into a real pin badge and sold, alongside other badges designed by national treasures including Ringo Starr and Joe Lycett. Every pin badge sold raises money for NHS Charities Together and Volunteering Matters. We think the competition presents a fantastic opportunity for children to reflect on the last few months and express their gratitude to the people who have helped them and their family during this difficult time.

 

More information can be found at: https://pinyourthanks.org/pages/parents-page and we have attached the design template here.

Good luck!

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 22ND JUNE

It was great to catch up with you all last week - either on the phone or in school. You're all coping with the changes to life so well and we're really proud of you.

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 15th June as we are one week behind.

Let us know if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We've attached the Fluent in 5 and the Inference activities as usual, if you would like to have a go and this week, we are also attaching an exciting competition to design a duck for this year's Children in Need duck race. You can watch last year's duck race here: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/fundraising/the-duck-race-sweepstake/  to give you some inspiration and more information can be found here: https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/schools/design-a-duck/

Good luck!

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 15TH JUNE

Hi Year 5! How are you all? Hopefully we will be able to find out when we make the phone calls to those of you who we don't get to see at school this week!

Thanks so much for the work we've received this week - keep it coming as it's one of the highlights of our week:

sarah.stephens@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

sarah.howells@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 8th June as we are one week behind.

Let us know if you have any problems and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Several of you have been enjoying Fluent in 5 so I have attached this week's if you would like to have a go and there are the fun science and engineering tasks that were added at the start of June - please send us some pics if you do any of them.

Have a great week!

Keep smiling,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 8TH JUNE

We hope you've had a good week despite the rain! It was great to speak to you all again - it's really good to find out what you've all been up to and see how you are and thanks so much for the work and photos you have sent across to us. Please keep this coming as it really brightens our day.

sarah.stephens@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

sarah.howells@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 1st June as we are one week behind.

Please continue to get in touch with any work you would like to share or if you have any problems but as the school has now reopened to some year groups, I will be in school as normal so it may take me a little longer to get back to you.

Several of you have been enjoying Fluent in 5 so I have attached this week's if you would like to have a go and there are the fun science and engineering tasks that were added last week, which should keep you going for a few weeks - please send us some pics if you do any of them.

Enjoy your week and keep dry!

Virtual hugs,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK COMMENCING 1ST JUNE

We hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine.

We will continue with the Oak National Academy lessons this week, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

This week's learning should be the lessons dated the week beginning the 18th May as we are one week behind.

Please continue to get in touch with any work you would like to share or if you have any problems but as the school has now reopened to some year groups, I will be in school as normal from this week onwards so it may take me a little longer to get back to you.

We have attached a few science and engineering challenges if you wish to try something extra over the next few weeks.

Have a great week!

Speak soon,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

HAPPY HALF TERM YEAR 5!

WEEK COMMENCING 25TH MAY

It was great to speak to you all again this week and thank you so much for all the emails we have received this week - it really does brighten up our days to see what you have been doing. If you have given permission, these can been seen in our Class Gallery so everyone can see the great things you have been up to. Please keep the photos, emails and work coming.

This week is half term week so there will be no home learning set here. The Oak National Academy are also taking a break so there are no new lessons for this week - enjoy the rest and have a lovely half term! Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us!

If you would really like to do something, there is a link to some half term activities on the Oak website at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5

Have a great week!

Speak soon,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

WEEK 7 HOME LEARNING - FOR WEEK COMMENCING 18/5/2020

 

How are you all Year 5? We can't wait to hopefully see you all again soon but for the time being, please keep the photos and work coming. We love to see what you have been doing and remember, it doesn't have to be school related - We've seen some great photos of what has been going on for you at home too and we love to see these as well.

This week, we are continuing with the Oak National Academy online lessons, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTINUE WITH THE LESSONS FOR WEEK 4 (DATED 11TH - 15TH MAY)

We hope that you have been enjoying these lessons - we've been learning some new things ourselves and our art and Spanish skills have particularly been improving following these lessons!

These activities should give you plenty to think about but if you would like any further activities, you could visit the BBC Bitesize website for the lessons they have provided this week.

OPTIONAL, ADDITIONAL LEARNING

This week, we are focusing on the life and work of Florence Nightingale in our project work - please see the project sheet below for possible activities you could do.

We have also provided a few extra activities below if you would like something else and there are the Ancient Greece and Famous Scientists activities that were listed under week 3.

EXCITINGLY, TTRS HAS WORKED WITH THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS TO CREATE A SPECIAL TTRS WORLD RECORD TITLE - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY TO EARN YOURSELF A WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST CORRECT ANSWERS IN 1 MINUTE ON TTRS, PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED LETTER BELOW FOR HOW TO TAKE PART.

 

Sending virtual hugs! 

 

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

WEEK 6 HOME LEARNING - FOR WEEK COMMENCING 11/5/2020

 

Hi Year 5!

Great to catch up with you all again and hear that you're doing well. Thanks so much for the work and photos that you've been sending over - it's great to see what you've been up to! Keep sending them over please - they don't have to be linked to the school home learning - it can be of anything you would like to share.

 

This week, we are continuing with the Oak National Academy online lessons, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTINUE WITH THE LESSONS FOR WEEK 3 (DATED 4TH - 8TH MAY)

These activities should give you plenty to think about but if you would like any further activities, you could visit the BBC Bitesize website for the lessons they have provided this week.

OPTIONAL, ADDITIONAL LEARNING

This week, we are focusing on thanking the NHS in our project work - please see the project sheet below for possible activities you could do.

We have also provided a few extra activities below if you would like something else and there are the Ancient Greece and Famous Scientists activities that were listed under week 3.

ANSWERS TO THE STAFF GUESS WHO QUIZ ARE ALSO ATTACHED BELOW - THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU WHO EMAILED YOUR ANSWERS - IT WAS FUN SEEING WHO YOU THOUGHT HAD DONE WHAT.

 

Take care and keep smiling! 

 

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

WEEK 5 HOME LEARNING - FOR WEEK COMMENCING 4/5/2020

 

Hello Year 5!

It was so good to catch up with you all last week - you all sound like you are coping brilliantly with all of the changes that are happening at the moment and you've been up to some great things. We've been missing you a lot so it was great to hear your voices - please remember that we love to hear from you and enjoy getting emails and photos from you, letting us know what you've been up to. Our email addresses are:

sarah.stephens@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

sarah.howells@south-hykeham.lincs.sch.uk

 

This week, we are continuing with the Oak National Academy online lessons, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU CONTINUE WITH THE LESSONS FOR WEEK 2 (DATED 27TH APRIL - 1ST MAY)

 To help you make sure that you are in the correct place, your first day's lessons should be called: To identify and describe reflections, Character description: Reading comprehension - fact retrieval and Who was the worse King: Richard I or John?

These activities should give you plenty to think about but if you would like any further activities, you could visit the BBC Bitesize website for the lessons they have provided this week.

OPTIONAL, ADDITIONAL LEARNING

In addition, this week sees the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday 8th May. Below, you will find some information about this special day and some fun activities relating to it.

There is also a 'Thank the NHS' competition, which is asking you to create a piece of artwork to thank the NHS for all their hard work. The PowerPoint below explains how to enter - entries must be submitted online and can be individual or a pairs entry so you could work with a brother or sister on it. The link for entries is

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary-schools/KS2-competition/send-us-your-entry

We have also provided a few extra activities below if you would like something else and there are the Ancient Greece and Famous Scientists activities that were listed under week 3.

FINALLY, THERE IS A 'STAFF GUESS WHO' COMPETITION BELOW, WHERE YOU CAN LEARN SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE STAFF. THERE IS A PRIZE FOR THE WINNING FAMILY - PLEASE EMAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO MISS STEPHENS BY SUNDAY 10TH MAY F YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENTER.

 

Be safe, be happy, be you! 

 

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

WEEK 4 HOME LEARNING - FOR WEEK COMMENCING 27/4/2020

 

Hello Year 5!

How are you all? Hopefully we'll get to find out this week as we're hoping to have given you all a call at some point by the end of this week, to catch up with what you've been doing and check that you're OK. We look forward to speaking to you soon!

This week, we are trialling the Oak National Academy online lessons, which can be found at:

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5/#schedule 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU START WITH THE LESSONS FOR WEEK 1 (DATED 20TH APRIL - 24TH APRIL)

We know that this is a week behind but if you start on week 2, it will be very confusing as you need to have completed the learning for week 1 for week 2 to make sense! If you have any problems getting onto the site or the correct activities, please email to let us know and we'll help. To help you make sure that you are in the correct place, your first day's lessons should be called: Introduction to translation, Setting description: Reading comprehension - fact retrieval and In 1066, who was the rightful heir to the throne.

These activities should give you plenty to think about but if you would like any further activities, you could visit the BBC Bitesize website for the lessons they have provided this week.

In addition, you could study the wonderful Captain Tom Moore, using our project sheet, which is attached. THERE IS ALSO THE PYJAMARAMA ACTIVITY BELOW, WHICH WE WILL DEFINITELY BY USING AN EXCUSE TO SPEND THE DAY IN OUR PYJAMAS!!

We have also provided a few extra activities below if you would like something else and there are the Ancient Greece and Famous Scientists activities that were listed under week 3. ALL OF THESE EXTRA ACTIVITIES ARE OPTIONAL.

 

Missing you lots - keep smiling,

 

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

WEEK 3 HOME LEARNING - FOR WEEK COMMENCING 20/4/2020

(TOPIC AND SCIENCE WORK FOR THROUGHOUT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS)

Dear Year 5,

We hope that you all had a brilliant Easter break and got to have lots of fun with your families and eat lots of chocolate! We’ve definitely had our fair share of chocolate!!

Maths is similar to week 2 in style - each day has a different learning outcome, which has some learning reminders to teach you first. Then you can choose from a ‘mild’ or ‘hot’ practice activity and there is some extra practice if you would like it. If you are a bit stuck, there is an activity to help you through it and there is also an activity that asks you to problem solve and reason about the day’s learning outcome, to check if you have mastered the outcome. All answers are included for you to check your work. We have also included a problem solving activity, similar to those you complete on a Monday, and the Fluent in 5 that we would have been doing this week as many of you seemed keen to have this before we closed but these are optional! Don’t forget that you have access to TTRS too.

English is again similar in style to week 2 - each day has a text focus and then a SPaG activity, followed by a writing activity. Each day also has some extra tasks if you would like to do more on your chosen activity. Again, answers are provided where needed. The texts for days 4 and 5 will be familiar to you but you seemed to enjoy our work on fascinating facts and cod accents so I thought you would enjoy completing some more work on these.There is also a weekly spelling pattern and we have provided an extra reading comprehension if you would like to do it.

The topic for the Summer term should be the Ancient Greeks – we really hope that we will able to do some of this topic with you but in the meantime, there is some information and activities about the Ancient Greeks, which you could take a look at if you would like to. You could also research any aspect of Ancient Greeks that you would like and present your findings however you choose – we’d love to see what you do! This work is there if you would like something to do in an afternoon and we have included enough for you to look at over the course of a few weeks, so please don’t think this is to be done in a week!

In Science, part of our KS2 curriculum is to learn about famous scientists and their significant work so we have included some information on some famous scientists that you may like to take a look at. Again, as with the topic, this is just if you would like to and you can dip in and out of this over the next few weeks as and when you feel like it.

Whatever you are able to complete is great – please don’t worry if you are finding anything difficult – just do what you can. Keeping refreshed on what we have learnt so far in English and Maths through these activities would be great and anything else is a bonus. Regular reading would also be great. If you have any problems at all, please email and we will help. Also, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to so feel free to send us any work or photos.

Please also remember to take a look at the BBC learning resources available from this week, to help us decide whether these will work as our home learning in future weeks. These will be available on the BBC iPlayer or red interactive button.

Take care,

Big chocolatey smiles,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

Famous Scientists - possible research activities for the term

HAPPY EASTER YEAR 5!

Thank you so much for the messages and photos you have sent so far – it so lovely to hear from you and see what you have been doing. Please keep them coming!

We hope that you have been getting on OK with the Home Learning activities so far. We also hope that you have been enjoying taking part in lots of different types of learning activities at home too, as well as enjoying lots of family time.

As it is now the Easter holidays, the one thing we ask of you is to enjoy the holidays and all of the chocolate you get as much as you possibly can! Over the next two weeks, there will be no formal English and Maths home learning activities but we have attached an optional Easter activities sheet, which has some ideas of fun things for you to do, if you would like to. THESE ARE ENTIRELY OPTIONAL SO YOU COULD DO JUST ONE OR TWO OF THEM, ALL OF THEM OR NONE AT ALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COMPLETE BREAK.

Happy Easter and enjoy all of your eggs!

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

WEEK 2 HOME LEARNING

 

Dear Year 5,

We miss you! It’s really strange not being in school with you all but we hope that you are enjoying learning at home and spending more time with your families. Most importantly, we hope you are all staying healthy and safe. We’ll hopefully be back together soon!

 

This week, we have set out maths and English activities for you to work through each day.

For maths, each day has a different learning outcome, which has some learning reminders to teach you first. Then you can choose from a ‘mild’ or ‘hot’ practice activity and there is some extra practice if you would like it. If you are a bit stuck, there is an activity to help you through it and there is also an activity that asks you to problem solve and reason about the day’s learning outcome, to check if you have mastered the outcome. All answers are included for you to check your work. We have also included a problem solving activity, similar to those you complete on a Monday, and the Fluent in 5 that we would have been doing this week as many of you seemed keen to have this before we closed but these are optional! Don’t forget that you have access to TTRS too.

 

For English, each day has a text focus and then a SPaG activity, followed by a writing activity. Each day also has some extra tasks if you would like to do more on your chosen activity. Again, answers are provided where needed. There is also a weekly spelling pattern and we have provided an extra reading comprehension if you would like to do it.

There are lots of other learning and project ideas on the ‘Learning for All’ part of the website (under the class pages heading) and we have included some topic ideas specific to our class for this week too. We have also created a personalised Year 5 word search for you to help find each other again!

 

The more that you can complete the better and the daily maths and English activities would be great but please don’t worry about not being able to complete everything that has been posted here – we have tried to provide lots of different options to suit the different types of things that you each like to do so pick so choose what works for you on each day. If you have any problems at all, please email and we will help. Also, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to so feel free to send us any work or photos.

 

Take care,

Big virtual hugs,

Miss Stephens and Mrs Howells

J

SELF ISOLATION

Dear Year 5 Parents,

I have provided six maths activity sheets and six SPaG activity sheets. Please aim to complete one of each, each day. Each worksheet is differentiated by ability (1 star = easiest, 3 stars = hardest). As the Spring term is not complete, there may be some activities that we haven't managed to cover yet (e.g. measures and shape activities) but you could give them a try and there are answers provided so you can see how you might have worked it out. Please don't worry if you are unable to understand any parts we haven't covered yet - it would just be useful if you could start to look at some of the things that are ahead in Year 5.

In addition, this week’s Fluent in 5 is provided, which also has the answers so that you can check your work and this week’s spelling pattern ‘ibly’ with the activity sheets we have completed in class.

 

I have also included some Space Challenge activities, which you might like to try.

For a longer project, please research the British astronaut Tim Peake. You could produce a PowerPoint, a poster or a booklet about him.

Please also ensure that you are practising your multiplication tables (Don't forget we have access to TTRS) and reading your school reading book (or home reading books) daily.

 

Take care!

 

Miss Stephens & Mrs Howells

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