Welcome from your White Tigers’ Team:
Teachers: Mrs Laura Lafford
Teaching Assistants: Mr Simon Walker
Our Curriculum Fact Sheet for this half term (Darwin’s Delights):
Parent letter for this half term:
n/a – Please see Class Dojo for additional information
Year 5/6 National Curriculum spelling list:
Please click on the link below to see the curriculum overview for 2019-20:
Under the Sea Mental Maths targets:
Home Learning for Darwin’s Delights (Summer 1 Topic):
Home Learning During Closure
From Monday 20th April, the BBC is starting a new Bitesize daily home schooling scheme. You can access daily lessons in English and Maths as well as other subjects, on BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button and the BBC Bitesize website. The content of each lesson will be backed up by videos, practise work, educational games and articles. BBC iPlayer and the Red Button service will host 20 minute shows, each designed to target a specific age group. These will be useful to families struggling to access or share the internet or for the times when trying to juggle working at home, children and life in general seems just a little too daunting!
We will continue to provide our home-learning activities and support as normal, however this service may provide a handy alternative to, or indeed supplement, the work that is set by school.
Here is the timetable detailing the content each of the daily lessons:
Here is the link to the site: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary
Here is the link to the BBC iPlayer materials: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/p089g0cc/bitesize-911-year-olds?seriesId=p08b00rc
** Please keep checking for updates to the resources uploaded to this webpage regularly**
Watch the weekly assembly from Picture News here: https://vimeo.com/channels/picturenews
Vary your reading experiences and read further news articles in this week’s child-focussed newspaper here: Picture News 18th May
Fluent in 5
Complete these quick tests every day to check you have remembered the various arithmetic methods we have practised this year.
W/C May 18th Resources
Year 5 – Fluent In Five Year 5
Year 6- Fluent In Five Year 6
W/C May 11th Resources
Year 5 – Fluent In Five
Year 6 – Fluent In Five
W/C Monday 18th May
Please complete the following lessons on the Oak National Academy website this week. You can follow either sequence of lessons, it doesn’t matter if you are in Year 5 or 6. Take your pick this week!
Year 6 Oak National Academy Lessons –
Coordinates and shapes:
Lesson 6 – To recognise 3d shapes https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-1
Lesson 7 – To recognise nets of 3d shapes https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-recognise-nets-of-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-2
Lesson 8 – To solve problems with 3d shapes https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-problems-involving-3-d-shapes-year-6-wk5-3
Lesson 9 – To illustrate and name parts of a circle https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-illustrate-and-name-parts-of-a-circle-year-6-wk5-4
Lesson 10 – To solve practical problems involving circles https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-practical-problems-involving-circles-year-6-wk5-5
Year 5 Oak National Academy Lessons –
Lesson 1 – To read scales when measuring volume – https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/maths/coordinates-and-shapes-to-solve-practical-problems-involving-circles-year-6-wk5-5
Lesson 2- To investigate and explain cubed numbers- https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-investigate-and-explain-cubed-numbers-year-5-wk5-2
Lesson 3 – To estimate the volume of objects- https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-estimate-the-volume-of-objects-year-5-wk5-3
Lesson 4 – To describe volume in cubic units https://www.thenational.academy/year-5/maths/volume-to-describe-volume-in-cubic-units-year-5-wk5-4
Lesson 5 – To convert units of volume (optional as already covered in converting units work last term).
All the above lessons have accompanying homework tasks and lesson recaps on MyMaths. Access this to show me what you know – I can see your results and give you feedback according to your score. Your usernames and passwords for this site are in your Class Dojo portfolio.
W/C Monday 11th May
**Maths Challenge for Friday 15th May**
This week, I would like you (both year groups) to continue to access the maths lessons on the Oak National Academy website about TRANSFORMATIONS. In a similar format to the White Rose lessons you have been completing, you have a video lesson to watch and some follow up tasks to complete to test your new-found knowledge. The direct link to that page is here:
From there, you will need to scroll down the page to the series of lessons on Transformations. There are 10 in total. Please begin with lesson 1 on Translation if you did not complete these lessons last week.
Remember to practise your number bonds on NUMBOTs and Times tables on TTROCKSTARs on a daily basis too! Just 10 minutes practise is all you need!
A few fun maths challenge sheets you could pick and choose from:
**NEW** Maths for your daily walk: Walking Maths
Active Maths: MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET
DT Maths: Lego Maths
Arty Maths: Arty Maths
Bookworms – if you’ve run out of books to read, don’t worry! The following website has 1000s of free online books for you to explore. Most of them are Accelerated Reader linked as the site comes from the same provider. Just browse the topics and use the ‘I’ tool to find out what level the book is and how many points it is worth etc.
**NEW** You might want to try this fun reading activity, searching your book shelves at home for the different types of books listed in this scavenger hunt.
Just for fun: Book Scavenger Hunt Scavenger Hunt
Reading Comprehensions for you to try
Spellings for W/C Monday 18th May
Please access the spelling list from the Spelling Frame website on ‘sure/ture’ words.
YEAR 3/4 – Spelling Rule 9 (https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/14/9-Words-with-endings-sounding-like-ture)
Spellings for w/c Monday 11th May
Please access the spelling list from the Spelling Frame website on ‘OUGH’ words.
Spelling Rule 46 – Words containing the letter-string ough
You can view this video to get you started on this pattern: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/articles/z9f2b82
**And remember, you can use the Spelling Frame website to test yourself on your spellings at the end of the week.**
W/C Monday 18th May
You have a few options this week for literacy.
- If you haven’t already, access the Mary Anning Reading pack in the comprehension resources above. This resources will work well with your topic learning this week and has SPaG activities to complete as well as reading comprehension resources. You can watch a video about Mary Anning first here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/ks1-ks2-mary-anning/zn7gd6f
- BBC Bitesize has lessons on writing a thank you letter to Health Care workers this week (see Y5/6 timetables above). This series of 4 lessons will recap some key SPaG skills that you could put to good use in a letter. You can access these on the computer or TV following the links above.
- Use SPaG.com to revise the grammar from your year group. Each pupil/year group has a full test loaded to your account to complete alongside other SPaG revision tests.
- Complete or edit your story from last week’s Talk 4 Writing unit. Once you have written your story, yo could turn it into a mini book with pages and illustrations. If you send it to me, then I can upload and share them via Class Dojo so we can see how different all our stories end up being!
W/C Monday 11th May
This week, please try the Talk 4 Writing units uploaded below. They contain build up activities to prepare you for a piece of writing at the end of the week. Further support will be provided via dojo throughout the week where applicable to help you plan and prepare for a super piece of writing!
If you’ve not yet completed the work on the Galapagos Iguanas, follow this link:
Worksheet for tab 4: Marine Iguana Coordinating Conjunctions Worksheet
This half term, a selection of task sheets will be made available to help you discover Darwin’s Delights. A selection of activities on downloadable PDFs containing images, video links and activities will be uploaded here each week. Many of these will be cross-curricular tasks, addressing literacy, history, geography, science, art and computing skills and will take a little longer to complete. You can go at your own pace, have fun and produce something you can be proud of at the end.
Lesson 1: Meet Mr Charles Darwin
Lesson 2: Make Your Own Sketchbook
Lesson 3: Darwin’s Delights Collecting
Lesson 5: Galapagos and What Mr Darwin Saw
Additional Lesson 5 resources: Scavenger Hunt
Lesson 6: Bird Beaks And Survival
Additional Resources for Lesson 6:
Lesson 7: Camouflaged Animals
Additional Resources for Lesson 7:
Lesson 8: Inheritance And Variation
Additional Resources for Lesson 8:
**NEW** Lesson 9: Fossils And Evolution
Additional Resources for lesson 9:
Extra resource: Fossils Cloze Expert
**NEW** Lesson 10: Selective Breeding Vs Natural Selection
Additional Resources for lesson 10: Animals For Lesson 10
** NEW** Lesson 11: Woolly Mammoth Extinction
Additional Resources for Lesson 11: Genetics Hot Topics (1)
OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL LESSON: Animal Kingdoms: https://www.thenational.academy/year-6/foundation/what-are-the-different-animal-kingdoms-year-6-wk3-3
Once you have completed all of the topic lessons above, you can test your knowledge with this topic quiz to end the unit. Well done!
Nature Scavenger Hunts:
Forest School Resources
In 2020, we are making history. Why not make your own piece of history to be found in years to come. Try this Covid-19 Time Capsule activity.
Year 6 QEGS Transition Section