Year 5/6 - Doves: Blog items

Friday's Learning - 27.03.20, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 4:48pm

Well... that's the end of a strange week but the start of a well deserved break... Easter. Before we depart for a break, I want to share with you again the celebrations of the work completed today. 

LBQ: 

Well done to Thomas who gained full marks today on his Task 1 - Revision of KS2 Verbs. 

IXL: 

We are now up to 19,914 questions - just short of our 20,000 target! However, I know we can do it!

Special mention to Leon, who has ended the week answering the most amount of questions with 1,088!

Overall, Akshay is in the lead answering 2337 questions, with Leon just behind on 2238 questions. 

This is our total overall so far for Doves Class:

Reading Solutions

Well done to Nathan who has completed his level A on reading solutions.

Other special mentions 

My early bird worker for today was Leon, who started his work on IXL at 8:27am! 

Also, a special mention to Parthiv, who has shown resilience with his Times Tables Rockstars throughout the week. It finally paid off today as Parthiv reached the target he had set himself. 

Well done to all for continuing to show dedication and hard work towards your school work. Enjoy your Easter break and have lots of fun. 

Doves - 27th March 2020 - Home Learning, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 27th Mar 2020 @ 8:10am

Good Morning Doves! 

It's FRIDAY! Which means today is the last day to ensure you complete your tasks! This week has been a strange one for us all, but I am so impressed and so proud of the hard work I have seen this week. Your hard work and determination has once again put a smile on my face :) You all thoroughly deserve a nice weekend, away from work (parents too!).

It has been great to see so many of you eager to share your learning at home and start discussions. I've loved hearing from you and leaving you comments on your day! 

Continuing with Doves Class tradition, every Friday I am going to set a 'Happy Friday' discussion (you can access/see this from your Pupil blog area). The theme is favourite dessert! Make sure you have a look and post your reply. 

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

(This is important to help with the development of your reading - please ensure this is being completed  - I would love to see children moving through the levels! Make sure you have completed at least 5 comprehensions!).

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 and Science - Code - t1n

Maths x2  - Code - j2n

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

Keep working hard and stay safe! 

Miss Fairhurst :) 

Doves - Super Learning - 26.03.20 , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 4:56pm

Another day closes for home schooling so it's time to share and celebrate the super work from today. 

LBQ: 

Well done to Jessica S and Parthiv who gained full marks on their LBQ Task 1 - Understanding Modal Verbs. 

IXL: 

We are now up to a staggering 18,705 questions - lets see if we can make it to 20,000 by tomorrow evening.

Special mention to Noah, who has completed 895 questions this week. Nearly 1,000! 

Reading Solutions

Well done to Gracie who has completed her level B on reading solutions. 

Other special mentions 

A massive thank you to Alfie and his family who have donated three bags of lego to a homeless children's charity. It's important during times like this to show generosity and kindness and stick together. This put a beaming smile on my face. 

Lastly, another child to put a smile on my face today. A rainbow was drawn and shared to remind everyone that there is hope at the end of this. 

Stay safe!

Miss Fairhurst :) 

 

 

 

Doves - 26th March 2020 - Home Learning, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 26th Mar 2020 @ 7:45am

Good Morning Doves! 

It was great to see so many of you working hard on your home learning tasks, I am seeing some great results on the LBQ tasks left for you with your correct responses ranging from 55% to 82%. Please make sure on LBQ you are typing in your name and not a nickname. 

I had a lovely day yesterday! I started with the Joe Wicks workout, spent some time outside in the sun with my dog and went for a lovely stroll (I even earned my Hawaii badge from Fitbit for walking 563 lifetime kilometres) - every little helps!

An email was sent out to parents last night in which you shold have received a pupil login for your own blog. This will make it super easier for you to tell me about your day and upload some pictures of your excellent home learning. Well done to Martha, Ava-Paige and Akshay who have already completed 1 blog post. 

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

(This is important to help with the development of your reading - please ensure this is being completed  - I would love to see children moving through the levels! There are some children who have still not accessed this, I will be tracking the completion of comprehensions so make sure you log on).

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 - Code - qb8

Maths x2 & Topic - Code - sul 

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

Keep working hard and stay safe! 

Miss Fairhurst :) 

Reading Solutions Shout out! , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 8:08pm

A massive congratulations to Thomas for completing 6 reading comprehensions this week and completing Level E.

Well done! Keep up the hard work! :) 

Museum from Home!, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 10:37am

Although museums are closed, there are lots of ways to still access a range of learning resources and activities wherever you go! 

The British Museum are working hard to create a range of resources: powerpoints, classroom resoucres and ideas for activities to use at home. 

They will also be sharing a range of resources for families to use over this period through their family newsletter. All you need to do is sign up to the British Museum website to receive a regular round-up of news and features.

 

Doves - 25th March 2020 - Home Learning, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 25th Mar 2020 @ 7:46am

Good Morning Doves, 

I was super impressed AGAIN yesterday when I viewed all our our learning platform websites to see high engagement from you all! From LBQ tasks, to IXL (a further 1,377 questions answered), reading solutions and I even noticed a few challenges from children on Times Tables Rockstars (which I happily completed and sent back :) ). 

Today, the LBQ tasks will only be open until 15:30, so make sure you are on there early to complete your tasks. Take your time answering questions, remember there isn't a prize for the first finished. I would like to see a lot more greens straight away today. 

Hopefully you are continuing to achieve your activities bingo which we started! My aim this weekend is to plant some vegetables. I would love to hear about how you're doing and what you're up to, so make sure you're leaving a comment on the blog below

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

(This is important to help with the development of your reading - please ensure this is being completed  - I would love to see children moving through the levels!).

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 and Science - Code - 8yh

Maths x2 - Code - ld0

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

Keep working hard and stay safe 

Miss Fairhurst :)

Reading Solutions - New Site Code, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 1:59pm

New Site Code: rpthega

Eagles / Doves - Maths. Task 2: Q13 & 29, by Mr Simpson

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 9:44am

Task 2:

Q13

The question and picture show different questions. Answer the question - not the fractions in the picture.

1 1/6 + 1/5 + 1 1/3 =

1 5/30 + 6/30 + 1 10/30

= 2 21/30

= 2 7/10

The correct answer should be 2 7/10. However, there is a mistake on LBQ which says the answer is 2 21/30 (not in simplest form). This has never happened before, apologies.

 

Q29:

Eating + Playing =

1 1/4 + 5 2/3 =

1 3/12 + 5 8/12 = 6 11/12

Total - Homework.

6 11/12 - 5/12 = 6 6/12

= 6 1/2

(LBQ says the answer is 3 1/2 - it isn't. I'll check through in future - this hasn't happened before. Must be a duff set!)

 

Fun opportunities! , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 8:04am

Throughout the night, I came across two great learning opportunities to share with you all.

1. David Walliams

David Walliams has written a range of amazing children's books and for the next 30 days at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams' World Worst Children Stories! 

Following the following link: www.worldofdavidwalliams.com and scroll down to find the 'elevenses tab'.

2. BSL (British Sign Language) 

https://www.british-sign.co.uk/shop/product/introducing-british-sign-language-enrolment/

This is an amazing opportunity and one that I have completed previously! BSL are allowing children to complete their course for free for children under the age of 18 (usually £75)! Along the way, you learn how to sign for different things e.g. colours, names, place etc before receiving an official certificate at the end once completed!However, I've noticed that lots of people are attempting to access this at the moment and there is often a queue to get on the site. 

 

 

Doves - 24th March 2020 - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 24th Mar 2020 @ 7:50am

Good Morning Doves,

It was great to see so many children working extremely hard yesterday and amazing to hear from some of you! We are now up to 15,950 questions answered on IXL which is super, and I can see we are continuing to make progress through our LBQ tasks (even if it has taken us more than 3 attempts on 1 question!). 

It looks like it's going to be a lovely, sunny day today so make sure you're working hard on your home learning but also cherishing this time with your family. Challenge yourself to complete one of your bingo activities! I know I will :)

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

(This is important to help with the development of your reading - please ensure this is being completed as only 3 accessed this yesterday - I would love to see children moving through the levels!) 

LBQ: 

SPAG x2  - Code - 0xw

Maths x2 and Topic - Code - q6u

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

Keep working hard and stay safe 

Miss Fairhurst :)

Doves - 23rd March 2020 - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 23rd Mar 2020 @ 7:36am

Good Morning Doves,

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, and managed to celebrate Mother's Day!  I would love to hear how you are getting on so make sure you keep me updated with comments/pictures on the blog.

I'll be checking up on all learning today, I wonder who will be at the top of the leaderboard with the most amount of questions answered today! 

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

Reading Solutions or Read Theory: Comprehensions x2

LBQ: 

SPAG x2 and Science x1 - Code - 14q

Maths x2 - Code - au5

Also, 

Make sure to access the following link to support you in your home workouts, supporting your physical and mental health- 9am start! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqLNxJe4L2I

For further learning opportunities, please also complete activities on:

- Times Tables Rockstars

- IXL

Keep working hard and stay safe 

Miss Fairhurst :)

UKS2 Topic Web - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 10:33am

Attached are the UKS2 Topic Homework Webs, old and new! Please continue at home to support our topic learning by completing some of the following activities. Please share what you have completed by blogging, we will look forward to seeing them!

Doves - 20th March 2020 - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 20th Mar 2020 @ 7:51am

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

IXL:

Maths – Year 6:

B.1 Add and subtract whole numbers up to millions

B.2 Add and subtract whole numbers - word problems 

B.4 Fill in the missing digits 

English –  Year 5:

B.1 - Which word is a noun? 

B.2 - Identify nouns

B.4 - Identify common and proper nouns

Please also complete activities on:

Reading Solutions: Comprehensions x2

Times Tables Rockstars

Youth MP Candidates, by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 1:37pm

Last week, we were lucky enough to have two members of the Youth MP candidacy visit our school. They spoke to us about their role, and the process of the being elected. After this, we watched the manifestos of the 12 candidates before those children who were 11 voted for two. 
 

 

UKS2 - 100 Book Challenge List , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 12:14pm

In school we follow the 100 book challenge which offers lots of exciting books for your children to read.

Here are the titles of the books which make up the challenge. It would be fantastic if all children continue with their daily reading by reading some of these books at home.

Doves - 19th March 2020 - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 19th Mar 2020 @ 7:46am

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

IXL:

Maths – Year 6:

F.11 Put decimal numbers in order 

F.12 Convert fractions to decimals 

F.13 Convert decimals to fractions. 

English –  Year 6:

E.1 - Identify adjectives 

E.2 - Order adjectives

E.5 - Choose between adjectives and adverbs 

Please also complete activities on:

Reading Solutions: Comprehensions x2

Times Tables Rockstars

18th March 2020 - Home Learning , by Miss Fairhurst

Date: 17th Mar 2020 @ 3:58pm

Today’s tasks will be as follows:

IXL:

Maths Y6 – P.2, K.10, K.12 

English – Year 6 E.3, E.6, M.3

Please also complete activities on:

Read Theory / Reading Solutions 

Times Tables Rockstars

Newsround, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:55pm

This afternoon, to finish off our day we watched some newsround to learn about the world around us. We learnt about some of the key questions regarding the coronavirus and their answers. We also watched some Space news relating to our Science topic. We learnt about the upcoming events for Space this year as well as Lettuce being grown in the International Space Station.

World Book Day, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:55pm

We had a brilliant day today celebrating World Book Day!

We came to school dressed as a book character

We then spent the morning making our favourite book within a jar

After this, we then made a visit to Puffins class to read with the younger children.

Computing- Repeat, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:53pm

This week in Computing we focused on creating a repeat/loop. We discussed what it is and the purpose of it, primarily discussion how it is easier to group instructions as opposed to programming multiple individual instructions.

We developed our work of creating shapes from the previous week, by adapting it to include a repeat. We looked at creating: squares, hexagons, pentagons, heptagons and triangles. Even some maths! Looking at the size of interior angles.

Non Chronological, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:52pm

Today in English, we used the internet and books from the library to help us to find factual information and subject specific vocabulary which would help us in writing an informative and descriptive paragraph of our creature.

Kindness Week, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:51pm

In school, we celebrated kindness week, a week which is celebrated by individuals worldwide and encouraged to carry out random acts of kindness.

In class, we completed various activities for the week to help us celebrate this. We created kindness bingo sheets with a range of activities which we wanted to achieve by the end of the week. Further to this, we each chose a random name of a child and carried out random acts of kindness for at child, one of them being creating a certificate to celebrate positives of that child.

We then presented these certificates to each other.

Topic Homework, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:50pm

Wow we already have a range of topic homework completed: research of street art, informative posters on some of South America’s countries, a model of a high rise building and a biography of a footballer.

Well Done!

Locating the countries in South America, by The Gates Primary School

Date: 12th Mar 2020 @ 3:48pm

Today we started our new Geography topic on South America. We started by initially discussing our enquiry questions ’How does life in South America differ to yours?’. Following on from this, we learnt about the location of South America, specifically understanding that it’s a continent and is occupied by 12 countries. We used this information to locate the countries on a map.

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