Year 5 - Kingfishers: Blog items

Kingfishers Home Learning 7th May

Date: 7th May 2020 @ 8:45am

Good morning everyone, what a beautiful morning outside.

I've managed to upload the spellings to SeeSaw however the writing task keeps disappearing. I have emailed support about this so hopefully should be up for submission tomorrow.

Some excellent work again yesterday, here is a quick summary:

Maths LBQ = 22/27

Todays tasks

1) Read theory

2) Times tables rockstars

3) LBQ code - nut

English - 

Non-standard and standard English 

Non-standard English is language which vairies depending on accent/location. For example, here in Westhoughton we will have some examples of phrases/saying which would be different from other areas. This would be non-standard.

Maths - Solve two step problems involving multiplying and addition.

This will be the last lesson on multi-step problems this week. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-multi-digit-mult/v/multiplying-2-digit-numbers 

These lessons may be useful for any of you who might need a reminder on multiplying 2 digit numbers - we have done this a lot this year so hopefully you won't need too much time on this.

4) Written task - 

Today would be a good day to write your final newspaper report, hopefully the submission link will be up later today.

Your report will need:

· A headline

· An introduction for the first paragraph (When it happened, what happened, where did it happen, what did people do, and why did it happen)

· Quotes and reactions from people (this will be your second paragraph)

· What will the country do next (this will be your final paragraph)

· Pictures

 

5) Afternoon topic web work - You can choose any topic from any any of the previous terms. Choose something that you are interested in and want to learn more about. 

 

I hope you are all keeping active and making the most of the amazign weather.

Keep up the gard work,

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 6th May

Date: 6th May 2020 @ 8:08am

Good morning everyone,

I've been informed that not everyone has been receiving my feedback/comments on SeeSaw and some people still cannot see the writing task or spellings. I think I have discovered the root of the problem so hopefully they should be visible at some point this morning.

1) Read theory

2) Times tables rockstars

3) LBQ code - pih

Maths - Addition and subtraction review 

This task is going to challenge your judgement on when to use which method. It is always ideal to choose the most efficient method - which is quickest and easiest? Some will require written method and some are best done mentally.

The diagram below shows an efficient way of mentally solving 74 - 27.  We have taken away 30 (3 more than we should have taken) and then added that extra 3 to our answer. Remember that when adding using the same method, for example 74 + 27, you would add 30 and then subtract the extra 3

 

4) Written task - 

Your weekly task is to write a newspaper report on VE day, on Monday you should have done a bit of research on VE day itself, today you can either start to plan your report or start to write a first draft (depending where you are up to). I understand that we might all be upto different points due to the technical issue on SeeSaw.

 

5) Afternoon topic web work - You can choose any topic from any any of the previous terms. Choose something that you are interested in and want to learn more about. 

South American Stadium by Lucy

South American Parrot by Paige

Some sequin art by Isabell and Imogen

 

The topic webs should be on a previous blog post from the end of March if you need to find them again.

 

Have a great day everyone.

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning May 5th

Date: 5th May 2020 @ 8:04am

Good morning again everyone, thanks to everyone who completed their tasks yesterday. I am in school this week so will try to post some more videos after school when I get home at some point.

You know the routine by now...

1) Read Theory (x2 min)

2) Times tables rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - wea

English - From looking at yesterdays responses, I think it will be worthwhile looking at using inverted commas for direct speech. This will be a good skill to cover as you will be able to try it out in your writing at the end of the week.

Please watch this video and read the website before completing the task.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/ztcp97h

Maths - Maths will be looking at solving MULTISTEP problems. This means that there will be more than one part to the question. There are only 10 questions but they should take you longer and require extra thinking time. 

There will be lots of examples where it will ask you to add decimal numbers, you should all know how to do this by now as we have covered it a lot as a class this year. Remember - always line your digits up correctly with the correct place value. Your decimal points should always be directly above/below each other.

Afternoon topic web work - 

It's been great to see so many amazing responses. There have been quite a lot of people who I have seen nothing from so far - please get in touch if there are any problems/ you do not know what to do.

Here are a few from this week:

A Nature Card by MG

Home made bird feed blocks!

 

Remember to keep active everyone, I will add the spellings to SeeSaw this morning.

 

Have a great day

 

Mr Horsley

 

 

Kingfishers Home Learning 4th May

Date: 4th May 2020 @ 7:54am

Good morning! 

Today's tasks are as follows:

1) Read theory x 2

2) Times tables rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - hbt

English - For English today you are going to reattempt a short grammar revision activity. Try and do this as independently as possible today. It will give me an indication of where we are up to and what areas I need to focus on moving forwards.

Maths - Adding numbers with more than 4 digits.  We will moving on to solving multi-step questions later on in the week. Before we do this, we need to refine our addition and subtraction skills. 

4) Writing task - I have attached our new writing task on SeeSaw. It is based around VE day (an extremely important event in world history). I would recommend that you spend today researching VE day and creating a bank of information that you could use to help you with your writing.

 

You need to know - 

Who? 

What? 

Where?

When?

Why?

5) Afternoon topic web task -  Using this time to find further VE day information could prove useful in improving your writing for the week. There are some good videos to watch on the Bitesize link I shared on SeeSaw.

 

I have enjoyed reading last weeks writing task - well done to those who submitted this. I am in the process of marking them all individually and sending it back to you. I really appreciate your efforts. It would be nice if we could get a full house on submissions and LBQ tasks this week - lets make it a good week!

Keep up the hard work- 

 

Mr Horsley

Kingfishers Home Learning 4th May

Date: 4th May 2020 @ 7:54am

Good morning! 

Today's tasks are as follows:

1) Read theory x 2

2) Times tables rockstars (20mins)

3) LBQ code - hbt

English - For English today you are going to reattempt a short grammar revision activity. Try and do this as independently as possible today. It will give me an indication of where we are up to and what areas I need to focus on moving forwards.

Maths - Adding numbers with more than 4 digits.  We will moving on to solving multi-step questions later on in the week. Before we do this, we need to refine our addition and subtraction skills. 

4) Writing task - I have attached our new writing task on SeeSaw. It is based around VE day (an extremely important event in world history). I would recommend that you spend today researching VE day and creating a bank of information that you could use to help you with your writing.

 

You need to know - 

Who? 

What? 

Where?

When?

Why?

5) Afternoon topic web task -  Using this time to find further VE day information could prove useful in improving your writing for the week. There are some good videos to watch on the Bitesize link I shared on SeeSaw.

 

I have enjoyed reading last weeks writing task - well done to those who submitted this. I am in the process of marking them all individually and sending it back to you. I really appreciate your efforts. It would be nice if we could get a full house on submissions and LBQ tasks this week - lets make it a good week!

Keep up the hard work- 

 

Mr Horsley

VE Celebrations KS2

Date: 1st May 2020 @ 11:00am

VE Celebrations – WB 4.5.20 

 

Dear Parents, 

Next week marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day and despite not being in school, we would still like to be able to celebrate this with the children. 

It would be brilliant if at home you could have a tea party or a picnic on Friday as a special celebration on this day. Some streets are planning a ‘Stay at home street party’.