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Year 5

Academic Year

2020 - 2021

Welcome to Year 5

Class 11: Mrs Kingsbury and Mrs Boyce

Class 12: Ms Brennan and Mr Stratford

Our lovely TAs: Mrs Myers, Mrs Smethurst and Mrs Bloore

 

 

Homework

Each week your homework will appear online - on our class page. You will find it here for now. It will move to a permanent place soon - but we will let you know where it is when it moves.

 

Maths homework is set on a Tuesday, to be completed by Friday.

 

English homework is set on a Friday, to be completed by Tuesday. 

MATHS HOMEWORK

Maths Homework 29th September

ENGLISH HOMEWORK

English Homework 02.10.20.

Reading Records

You reading Records will be checked every Wednesday, so please make sure they are in school on this day. 

You need to record at least three reads, at home, a week. Write a good quality summary of what you have read - not just the page numbers and whether it was good. Please out an 'H' next to the reads you do at home so we can check you are doing enough. 

Happy Reading!

Hello Year 5!

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Year 5 Golden Apple Winners 26.06.2020

Our classes are named after two famous authors: Rowling class (after JK Rowling) and  Lewis class (after CS Lewis). We will be sharing lots of work by these authors in school and would encourage you to do the same at home.

 

Year 5 Golden Apple Winners 03.06.2020

Should you need to speak to any of the Year 5 staff then please contact the school office to make an appointment or email the member of staff directly using the contact details below.

 

Mrs Boyce

b.boyce@westbrookoldhall.com

Mrs Kingsbury 

j.kingsbury@westbrookoldhall.com 

Mr Stratford

m.stratford@westbrookoldhall.com

Mrs Myers

s.myers@westbrookoldhall.com

 

School Reminders

School reminders:

  •  P.E kits must be brought into school on Mondays and taken home on Fridays for washing. All contents to be labelled please.
  •  Earrings must be covered or taken out for P.E. Any jewellery should be left at home please.
  •  Water bottles need to be brought into school on Monday and taken home on Friday for washing.
  •  If your child is absent, please phone school to inform us of their absence. On returning to school they must bring a letter to explain their absence.
  •  Your child must bring their reading book and diary to school every day. Maths homework is set on a Tuesday and returned on a Friday. English homework is set on a   Friday and returned to school on a Tuesday.
  •  Your child must bring a coat to school even if it looks sunny in the morning as the weather is extremely changeable at this time of year.
  •  If your child is being collected from school by somebody other than the usual adult please let your child’s teacher know.

 

Helping your child at home

Here are a few suggestions of activities which would be particularly beneficial:

1. Regular opportunities to write. Keep these sessions short and focussed e.g. writing a shopping list, a thank you letter or a diary entry.

2. Please ensure your child reads  5 times a week. Encourage your child to respond to their reading in  their reading diary (please sign once a week ) which needs to be brought to school each day. As much exposure as possible to a variety of texts supports  your child’s  effective progress in reading. This can include magazines, signs, online reading etc.

3. Help develop your child’s Maths skills by allowing them to manage pocket money and real life money opportunities. It is also important for them to develop their knowledge of time and time management ( a watch is an ideal present.)  They must practise their times  tables including division facts ( 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x,  6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 10x, 11x and 12x)  on a daily basis as these are fundamental Maths skills. Regular use of TT Rockstars will consolidate their tables knowledge.

4. We will be sending home weekly  spelling words to be learned and will be holding a spelling bee challenge every half term. We would appreciate your continued support in the learning of these important skills.

 

Mathematics

 

Keep your multiplication and division recall skills sharp by playing Hit The Button.

 

You should also be regularly visiting TT Rockstars to improve your skills, sharpen your speed and dress up your avatar as a reward.

 

Here are the certificates that have been earned since Lockdown in Class 12. See if you are there. Well done!

English

Keep your English skills sharp by playing these online games.

 

Fun English Games

A range of games that help you to develop your use of written English.

Correct Punctuation

Rewrite the sentences and add in the missing punctuation.

Trapped 

A literacy game where you need to sort words into either proper nouns, common nouns, adjectives or comparative adjectives so that you can escape from the Forbidden Chamber!

Eerie Nouns and Adjectives 

A game that can help you to improve your use of nouns and adjectives. You get to be an editor who improves a fairly dull story into a bestselling horror story. Select great nouns, adjectives and illustrations to improve the story's impact.

Comic Book Edit 

Edit the comic book adventure called Bushfire to make the story more interesting. Choose a conclusion for the story and then improve the grammar by looking changing nouns to pronouns, by adding adverbs and choosing saying verbs.

Your Year 6 Questions Answered!

Corona Collage

 

Have a look at the Corona Collages below and see what you think everyone has felt about the whole Lockdown period. 

I love Oliver's Corona Collage. It really shows how he has been feeling during Lockdown, and what he has been up to. Fantastic effort Oliver - well done! P.S. Those cakes look delish!

This is Olivia's, she has done a great job of showing what she will remember about this time!

Parachutes

 

We hope you have had fun designing and testing your parachutes. Have a look at some of the fabulous efforts we have had. 

Kristofer has done a great job of designing and making a great parachute. It looks like the air resistance would have been really effective with the flexible material he chose. Well done Kristofer.

Olivia's parachute is brilliantly designed and worked well. Super stuff Olivia.

Metamorphosis 

James and Daniel have kindly agreed to share their pictures of their tadpoles as the go through complete metamorphosis.

 

The tadpoles have already hatched from the eggs and are now swimming,eating plants and breathing through their gills.

Tadpole update 2 - as you can see our little tadpoles have grown and apparently they love broccoli and act like piranhas when it is put in the tank.

Tadpole Update 3 - the tails are getting shorter and more round - getting ready for the legs !!!! Well Done Daniel and James you're doing a great job of looking after them .

Tadpole Update 4 - It's amazing the tadpoles are most definitely transforming before our eyes ! We can see clearly the legs and the change in shape of the head !! Wow we're nearly there !

Check out Daniel's Maths - looks like he's enjoyed it! Well done Daniel.

There is just no stopping him is there? Another fantastic effort in maths this week Daniel. Big well done from us all! Keep it up.

The Mirror of Wishes. Read this fantastic version of the poem, written by Anya - I love the scientist and the rescue dog verses!

Would you buy this Spy Gadget? I definitely would! One of the children in Year 5 has worked hard on their persuasive writing - well done!

Do you have an annoying sister? If so, you may be interested in Ted's gadget: The Sister Silencer!

Sister Silencer

Have a read of Anya's short story, The Door. What a brilliant cliff hanger! Who got goosebumps? I certainly did.

How fabulous is this art work by Anya? Mrs K wants that giraffe picture for in her house!

Year 5 Animal Mania

Ted really enjoyed learning all about the Rhiswanzebtah

VE Day Celebrations . Thank You to Kristofer, Nathan , Olivia, Megan, Kitty and Oliver for their great work.

The Naughty Bus

Year 5 read The Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke as part of their home learning. They rewrote the story using Year 5 grammatical features. You can open the PowerPoint to read the original story and then see what our children have written. 

The Naughty Bus by James

The Naughty Bus film by James

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LEGO Competition!

 

We know many of you have been building lots of LEGO models from the 30 day challenge. Let's have a bit of friendly competition. Email pictures of your models to Mrs Kingsbury and she will post them on here, and then we can see who is building the best ones! 

Darsh is starting us off with his amazing beach house and snow mobile. Fantatstic effort Darsh! 

Kyle has been busy making an agency. He was pleased with how it turned out in the end.

 

  

 

  

Yohan has helped his younger brother build this amazing car! Looks complicated to me! 

Alex used some of his birthday money to buy this Lego Interbational Space Station set. It is for ages 16+ but he didn't let that put him off! What a great model. Well done Alex!

Junk Modelling

 

We asked you to raid your recycling and craft cupboards to make a model of your choice. . .

Kyle and his sister took three days to make this fantastic robot pig. Look at those electric wires protruding from his eye socket and his impressive chainsaw arm.

Kristofer really enjoyed making this model aeroplane out of recycled materials. Can you identify the things he has used in his model? It looks great Kristofer. Well done!

Did anyone see the space shuttle flying across the Warrington skies on its return from the ISS? Actually, this very realistic model was made by Coeyn. Fantastic detail on your model Coeyn. Well done.

Olivia created this blue dragon sea slug model. The actual slug is made out of cardboard and the background is made out of a spare piece of wood. The colours on your sea slug are beautiful Olivia. Well done.

Sophie made this very realistic post box. Fantastic DT skills on display. Well done!

Lilly used a range of materials to make a very colourful model. What do you think it is?

Yohan has done a great job of making this arcade game out of junk. I think it is amazing, don't you?

Livia took a long time to build this AT-AT walker from Star Wars. I am so impressed with her attention to detail and being a massive Star Wars fan I absolutely love it! Great work Livia, the force is strong with you.

Lockdown Learning

Charlotte has written this poem about school work - pretty good if you ask me!

Grace has been working hard this week and is even going to start her own personal journal .

Grace is continuing her hard work, as well as joining in with Joe Wicks, Yoga and french lessons!

James has been really imaginative with his learning. It looks like he's been busy at home. Keep it up James!

Has anyone noticed the secret door in the town centre? Ted has!

Ted has also been busy using his science skills to make hand gel sanitiser.

If you scare easily then DO NOT read on! Sam used the suspense stimuli to write Door Number 13.

 

Kristofer has been practising his expanded noun phrases and some alliteration - well done!

Livia has been up to all sorts! Writing, researching British Values and jigsaws! She's also done some amazing sketching! Wow, Mr Moore will be so impressed!

Some more excellent pictures of Livia's work - rock painting, Morse Code and a fabulous Post-It flower!

Livia has been busy again this week, she has made Calm Jars and completed the life cycle of a tree frog - amazing!

Yohan's undertaken a cool project - he is creating a new town. Take a look at his ideas so far!

Heidi has taken up birdwatching as a hobby. During her walks around the local area she has been recording all the birds that she has spotted. What a great hobby Heidi. Keep it up!

I just love Alice's comic strip of 'Alice in Wonderland', such a brilliant story and really well told through illustrations and captions - well done!

Mia has been really creative and used her artistic skills to decorate her garden. It looks very colourful Mia!

Oliver has been keeping himself fit and keeping his family safe! Have a look at what he has been up to - I can see some Science work going on too!

Wow! Daniel has really been working hard and improving his writing. Fantastic effort, well done! Some brilliant Morse Code work as well.

Kitty has emailed me and told me about all of the fun she's having. She has been very busy working, playing and crafting. She has also been keeping in touch with her family. She learnt about the life cycle of a frog as well as describing the Rhiswanozebtah.

Nuseyba has been continuing to work on her handwriting and keep her grammar skills sharp. Well done Nuseyba!

Coeyn has been really busy during lockdown. As well as concentrating on his schoolwork he has also found time to do some gardening and learn how to skateboard. He recently took up baking and his mum organised an online baking masterclass for Coeyn and some of his friends. Those rock cakes look amazing Coeyn!

Megan has been really busy. She has been sewing face masks and crocheting mask adapters for friends, family and key workers. She has also been busy baking and has set up her own YouTube channel which you can find here:

Lola has written a great short story called Where did everybody go? She has thought really carefully about her vocabulary and sentence structure. Well done Lola.

World Book Day

We studied the poem 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright. We listened to him reading it and used this as inspiration to write our own versions of the poem. Click here to hear it for yourself.  

 

We enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters. 

     

 

  

 

Our focus this year was performance poetry. We answered the register with a line from The Song of the Jellicles. Jellicle cats are a fictional type of feline from T.S. Eliot's 1939 book, Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats.

 

The Song of the Jellicles

Jellicle Cats come out to-night
Jellicle Cats come one come all:
The Jellicle Moon is shining bright -
Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats are rather small;
Jellicle Cats are merry and bright,
And pleasant to hear when they caterwaul.
Jellicle Cats have cheerful faces,
Jellicle Cats have bright black eyes;
They like to practise their airs and graces
And wait for the Jellicle Moon to rise.

Jellicle Cats develop slowly,
Jellicle Cats are not too big;
Jellicle Cats are roly-poly,
They know how to dance a gavotte and a jig.
Until the Jellicle Moon appears
They make their toilette and take their repose:
Jellicle Cats wash behind their ears,
Jellicle dry between their toes.

Jellicle Cats are white and black,
Jellicle Cats are of moderate size;
Jellicle Cats jump like a jumping-jack,
Jellicle Cats have moonlit eyes.
They're quitet enough in the morning hours,
They're quitet enough in the afternoon,
Reserving their terpsichorean powers
To dance by the light of the Jellicle Moon.

Jellicle Cats are black and white,
Jellicle Cats (as I said) are small;
If it happends to be a stormy night
They will practise a caper or two in the hall.
If it happens the sun is shining bright
You would say they had nothing to do at all:
They are resting and saving themselves to be right
For the Jellicle Moon and the Jellicle Ball
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Computing

Making a Podcast

We had a great time using Audacity recording software to make podcasts.

All the software that we used is available free of charge and you can download Audacity here so that you can improve your recording and editing skills at home.

 

We listened to some podcasts and jingles too. Backing tracks are available for download here

Please ask permission from your parents before you download anything.

   

The day an author came to school....

Curtis Jobling

 

On Tuesday 19th November we were visited by award winning author and the Omega MAT Champion of Reading, Curtis Jobling for a writing workshop. We enjoyed learning about his journey as a writer and the inspiration behind his chosen career. He also talked us through his writing process and shared extracts from his novels with us. He explained the formula for story writing and how to write an interesting story.

 

                       

 

You can learn more about Curtis here:

http://curtisjobling.com/

 

https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/591/59103/curtis-jobling.html

 

Visit his Wereworld books website here:

http://www.wereworldseries.com/