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Miss Gold and Mrs Murdock
2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 5. Please scroll through our page to see what we have been up to.
Friday 5th March 2021
Hi Year 5,
Please see below the answers for today's English CGP Booklet work and the Reading Comprehension answers. It was so lovely to see you on the Google Meet session yesterday and I'm really excited to see you all in person on Monday the 8th March! Thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance throughout this strange time. Can you please make sure you say a big thank you to your parents / carers and anyone else (siblings/cousins!) that has supported you with your remote learning. Please also ensure you watch today's congratulations assembly on the St Teresa home page
Well done everyone and see you all next week!
Miss Gold x
Wednesday 3rd March 2021
Hello again Year 5,
It was so lovely to see most of you on the Google Meet session yesterday! Thank you for joining. Just a little reminder that we have another session organised for tomorrow morning at 9.30am - please have a pencil or pen and some paper to hand (your yellow exercise book is fine to use) for a short quiz we are going to play
Thank you and see you tomorrow!
WC MONDAY 1ST MARCH 2021
Good morning Year 5!
I hope you are all doing well and enjoyed the sunshine at the weekend. This is our last week of remote learning. Please see the above timetable for this week which is revised and also please bear with me as some of your lessons are being uploaded whilst computers are being updated in school. We will have two Google Meet sessions this week so that we can all see each other before being back in school next week! I can't wait to see you all!
GoogleMeet - We have two sessions which will be approximately 30 minutes. Please try and log in to check that you have access as it would be lovely to see you all!
Tuesday - 1:15pm (A 'hello' followed by a surprise from the pupils in class)
Thursday - 9:30am - (World Book Day themed activity)
NUMERACY – This week we will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
Lesson 1 (Monday) Today, we will recap interpreting information on a line graph.
Lesson 2 (Tuesday) Today we will read and interpret line graphs.
Lesson 3 (Wednesday) Continuing to interpret information on a line graph – you will make links to using number lines when reading the horizontal and vertical axes.
Lesson 4 (Thursday) Today you will use your knowledge of scales and coordinates to represent data in a line graph.
Lesson 5 (Friday) We will solve problems using the information presented in a line graph.
We are continuing with our School Uniform persuasive writing unit this week. Please click on the links below to access the video lessons and have your yellow exercise book ready to complete the tasks.
Lesson 2 (Tue) - To plan a persuasive letter
Lesson 5 (Fri) - To practice and apply knowledge suffixes -ant and –ent – please complete Pages 12 & 13 in your CGP Spelling booklet.
READING COMPREHENSION- Complete Pages 14 & 15 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (Pompeii).
TIMES TABLE ROCK STARS - Practice your multiplication tables and let's see who has the highest score on Friday! (Results shared in the congratulations assembly). Access the site here:- https://ttrockstars.com . If you have difficulty logging in then please email me.
PSHE (Optional lesson) – continuing with the unit called ‘our wonderful world’, today you will learn all about reducing, reusing and recycling. You will explore how a landfill operates and create your own product from recycling household items. Click here to access the lesson.
RE - Continuing with our unit on Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick; this week we will learn about the story of Lourdes and what happened there. We will also understand what The Sacrament of the Sick entails.
SPELLINGS – Practice your spellings for the week, which are words ending in ‘shus’ selt –tious. Click here to access the worksheet.
DT -I hope you all had fun making a pin hole camera last week. This week you are to design your own. You will have two lessons this week, of which the first lesson is the designing phase. Read through the presentation below, then complete your design idea on the worksheet. For the second lesson, you will have a go at making it, using any house hold materials which are available to you.
P.E I hope you're all enjoying the ball and hoop from school. You may want to incorporate them into your P.E lesson. Can you make up a game or circuit movements that includes both? You may wish to continue with the PE with Joe lessons - Click here. Or try some yoga by clicking here.
FRIDAY 26th February 2021
Hello again Year 5,
Following on from yesterday's message (below) regarding Google Classroom, it would be really lovely if we can all see one another for a virtual get together next week! The scheduled times are as follows:-
Tuesday 2nd March 2021 - 1:15pm
Thursday 4th March 2021 - 9:30am
Please use the log in details that were messaged to your parents on Monday. When you click on the Y5 Class in Google Classroom, there will be a meeting link that you need to click on when the meeting is ready to start. (Left hand side, underneath where it says Y5). This link will only be available to students at the scheduled meeting time. I will give you more details about what will be on the agenda for these sessions when I message again on Monday. Thank you to those that have already accessed the site and left a message!
Have a lovely weekend,
Miss Gold x
Thursday 25th February 2021
Hi Year 5! I hope you're all getting on okay so far this week!
Your parents should have received a log in for Google Classroom on Monday, of which I have put a little 'hello' message up on the Year 5 Stream. Please can you try logging in and replying to me. I'm hoping to do a couple of live video sessions next week so that we can all see each other before the 8th of March (yay!). The days will most likely be Tuesday and Thursday with times to be confirmed. I will update you about this tomorrow, but in the meantime, please try and log in so that you know you have access!
Have a lovely evening,
Miss Gold Xx
WC TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY 2021
Good morning Year 5 and welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term! I hope you and your families all had a lovely, restful break. Following the Government's announcement yesterday - it shouldn't be too long until we are back in class altogether again - something we can look forward to. Below are your lessons for the week with a revised timetable above (just for this week). You will be getting crafty in DT on Friday so you might want to see which everyday household items are needed in preparation for that lesson before you begin. Just before half term, the Y5 children in school have been learning a dance in P.E so I have included the video which inspired us for this. You can try it out at home.
Have a great week and I can't wait to hear from you!
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY – This week we are studying place value - rounding numbers up to 1,000,000 (1 million) to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000. We will also be comparing numbers and rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and one decimal place.
Lesson 1 (Tuesday) Today, we will recap rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.
Lesson 2 (Wednesday) Today we will compare and order numbers to 100,000 (one hundred thousand).
Lesson 3 (Thursday) Today we will round numbers to 1,000,000 (one million).
Lesson 4 (Friday) We will recap and learn to round decimals today. We will be rounding decimals to the nearest whole number and nearest one decimal place (1dp).
Click here for the answers.
LITERACY - For the next two weeks, we will be completing a unit on persuasive writing. We will understand the features of persuasive writing and generate vocabulary and grammatical tools needed to produce a persuasive letter. Click the links below to join Mr Brown and the team from The Oak National Academy and have your pen/pencil and yellow exercise book ready to complete the tasks.
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 12 & 13 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (The Iron Man).
TOPIC - We have one final lesson to complete on the Early Islamic Civilisation which we will do this week. After that, our Topic focus will be geography based – revising countries and cities within Europe, studying biomes and a case-study all about Russia!
SCIENCE – Where does light come from? It seems to be all around us! We are beginning a new unit named Light and How we See Things. Please click on the lesson presentation and activity below to get started:-
PSHE - This is an optional lesson if you find the time to fit it in! I know many of you have been enjoying the PSHE lessons so I will keep posting them even though they are not timetabled. We will begin an exciting new unit called ‘our wonderful world’ - learning about biodiversity, ecosystems, deforestation and much more! Today, you will learn about the water cycle and how you can reduce water within your household. Click here to access the lesson.
RE - Continuing with our unit on Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick; this week we will develop an understanding of how religious belief can shape life and use our inference skills to determine what might be happening at a place of pilgrimage.
SPELLINGS – Practice your spellings for the week, which are from the Year 5 & Year 6 statutory spelling words list. Click here to access the worksheet.
DT - Have some fun and make your own pinhole camera! Our DT for the next couple of weeks will be linked to our Science topic on Light and how we see things, using everyday items at home.
You will need the following items to make your pin hole camera:-
- A tube (like a toilet roll tube or a pringles tube)
- Baking paper
- Tin foil
- Some card
- A pin or needle
- A Ruler
- A pen
P.E Click here to watch the video that inspired us in P.E! Have a go at home if you can copy along. Or if you prefer, stick with P.E with Joe - Click here. Or try some yoga by clicking here!
FRIDAY 12th FEBRUARY 2021 HALF TERM
Well done Year 5! You have worked your socks off throughout the first half of this Spring Term and can now enjoy a well deserved break. Thank you for completing your remote learning tasks and to your parents / carers for their support through this very strange time. I have included some links below for the answers to the Spelling and Reading CGP booklets plus some reading material from Father Peter about the Sacrament of Confirmation. There is a table at the back for you to complete; to share facts you have learnt about Confirmation and any questions you may have. Please have a look at this over half term and hand in the table page or email a copy of it to Miss Shirley (email found on covering letter) after half term.
Thank you and have a well rested break.
Miss Gold x
WC 8th February 2021
Good morning Year 5!
I hope you and your families are all keeping safe and well. I know you have been very busy with the Year 5 tasks and I'm super proud of all the effort you have been putting in, so I'm showing off some of your fabulous work below Your tasks for this week are below the images so you'll need to scroll down underneath the pictures. This week will be very much an art themed week as along with your usual art lesson, you will also look at Islamic Art in Topic and also produce your own story setting using art in Literacy. It is Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 9th February 2021 - please plan some time aside to read through the presentation and watch the videos below. Copies of the tasks can be collected from the school office. I will message on here again in the week with answers to the CGP Spelling book work and Reading Comprehension work.
Have a great week and as usual I look forward to hearing from you.
Miss Gold xx
SAFER INTERNET DAY - This will be on Tuesday 9th February and looks at all aspects of being safe on the internet. From cyberbullying to social networking to digital identity, each year Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues and current concerns. Please take some time to read through the information - Click here for the presentation and videos.
NUMERACY – This week we are studying Multiplication and Division. We will multiply numbers (up to 4 digits) by a one or two digit number and divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context. Remember to pause the lesson videos for the 'get ready' questions and thinking time.
Lesson 1 (Monday) Today, we will recap multiplication of 4 digits by a 1-digit number. There is a slightly easier task of multiplication of 3 digits by a 1-digit number as an alternative if you need to recap.
Lesson 2 (Tuesday) Today we will multiply 2 digits by 2 digits using the area model method. This method will show pictures of the manipulatives we use in class (place value counters and base 10).
Lesson 3 (Wednesday) Today we will continue with multiplication by a 2 digit number.
Lesson 4 (Thursday) Today we are moving onto Division – dividing 4 digits by 1 digit without remainders.
Lesson 5 (Friday) Today we divide with remainders.
If you have worked through the lesson(s) quite quickly, please complete all of Page 15 in your Maths CGP booklet.
LITERACY - Although we have completed the reading of our class text, The Viewer, we are going to do some lovely activities based on the book (after our SPAG lessons). You will be using your imagination and artistic skills to create your very own version of The View master slides that Tristan finds in the scrapyard.
Lesson 1 – To practice and apply knowledge of hyphenating prefixes. Click here for the lesson presentation then complete Pages 6 & 7 in your CGP English Spelling book.
Lesson 2 – To practice and apply knowledge of ‘ei’ and ‘ie’ words. Click here for the lesson presentation then complete Pages 20 & 21 in your CGP English Spelling book.
Lesson 4 – To create your own viewmaster images - detailing the 'mood'. The viewmaster that Tristan found was dark, mysterious and ominous. What will yours be like? Here are some examples:- Example 1, Example 2
Lesson 5 – To describe a setting from your viewmaster. Click here for the task.
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 10 & 11 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (The Great Fire of London).
TOPIC - This week we will identify and talk about different forms of Islamic art and create our own geometric patterns based on traditional techniques.
SCIENCE - This week brings us to the end of our learning about Forces. I hope you have enjoyed it! We will revise and consolidate our learning today. Watch the videos below to recap this unit then answer the question task sheet below.
PSHE - This is an optional lesson if you find the time to fit it in. Today, you will create and deliver a speech as the elected Mayor of Oak Town, outlining the way you will carry out your Mayoral duties. Look at the WAGOLL (What a Good One Looks Like) to help you. Access the lesson by clicking here.
RE - Continuing with our unit on Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick; this week we will be learning about pilgrimages. We will identify what a pilgrimage is and where some of them take place in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Lesson 2 (Thurs) - Click here for the teaching slides
Lesson 2 (Thurs) - Click here for the task sheet.
Click on the different religions to watch the video clips if the hyperlinks in the slides don't work:
SPELLINGS – Practice your spellings for the week, which are words that end in ‘cious’ (sounds like ‘shus’). Click here to access the worksheet.
ART - Look through the different skyline sketches of various cities around the world. Pick one that you would like to replicate in the style of Stephen Wiltshire. You can choose part of the city to copy or all of it if feeling confident.
WC MONDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2021
Good morning Year 5
Please see above the slightly revised timetable for the week. We will have two R.E lessons (like we normally do in school) and the first session will be today. If you are someone who works through the learning tasks quite quickly and want to continue with our community learning in PSHE then I have included a lesson below. You can choose to do this when it suits you, if you have the time to fit it in! Copies of the lesson worksheets for this week can be collected from the School office. Thank you to you and your parents for emailing / handing in your work - it's great to see you doing so well. I will upload more of it on here this week. Keep up the hard work!
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY – This week we are continuing with fractions and will also learn to recognise decimal equivalents. Some of you may feel that fractions can be tricky! We will cover fractions again when we all back together in class.
Lesson 1 (Monday) In today’s lesson, we will convert mixed numbers into improper fractions (like Friday’s lesson but the other way around!)
Lesson 2 (Tuesday) We will compare and order fractions greater than 1.
Lesson 3 (Wednesday) Today we will look at fractions and decimals. We will recognise and use hundredths and relate them to decimal equivalents.
Lesson 4 (Thursday) Today we will recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
Lesson 5 (Friday) We will consolidate our learning of fractions and decimals today.
First, play the thousandths and decimals interactive game - click here. Then complete all of page 20, then section 5 (only) of page 21 in your Maths CGP booklet.
LITERACY Our class text, The Viewer, will be coming to an end this week. We will finish reading the text, then have the opportunity to use our imagination to write a diary entry and make up a different ending for the story. I look forward to seeing what you come with Year 5 ;-)
Lesson 5 (Fri) – To practise and apply knowledge of prefixes (‘mid’ ‘pre’ ‘fore’ and ‘non’). Click here for the lesson presentation then complete Pages 4 & 5 in your CGP English Spelling book.
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 8 & 9 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (Tales of King Arthur).
RE - We will begin our new unit which is called Miracles and the Sacrament of the Sick. In this unit, you will learn about some of the miracles of Jesus and the work of the Church to heal and care for the sick in Christ’s name. We will be completing two R.E lessons this week (like we usually do in school) so please check the revised timetable above to fit in the second session.
TOPIC - This week we will learn about Muhammad and how he founded Islam. We will describe what a caliphate is and present information about the importance of this role within the Early Islamic Civilisation .
SCIENCE - Our focus this week continues with pulleys and levers – how they can help a small force have a greater effect. Pulleys and levers work as simple machines which help us move things more easily. We use pulleys and levers every day, without even realising it!
Click here for the teaching slides.
Click here for the video clip about pulleys.
Click here for the video clip about levers
TIMES TABLE ROCK STARS - Please practice your multiplication tables and
PSHE - In this lesson, you will be able to identify the people who help the local community. You will write a letter thanking them for their help – complete this in your Yellow exercise book (labelling it as PSHE). Click here for the lesson presentation.
SPELLINGS – Your spelling words for the week are words ending in -ant, -ance and –ancy. Click here to access the worksheet.
ART - This week I would like you to show off your artistic skills and use some of the shading techniques we have learnt in previous lessons to create a London city skyline! Using Stephen Wiltshire as our inspiration; read through the slides and have fun creating your own London sketch.
You have been a busy bunch Year 5! Below is a teeny, tiny snapshot of some of the fabulous work you have produced at home and in school. Science catapult investigations, Maths challenges, History discoveries, Reading, PSHE...plus a snowman and much more! Keep up the great work - you are all doing brilliantly and you should be very proud of yourselves
WC MONDAY 25th JANUARY 2021
Hi Year 5,
How are you all? Did you get out and about in the snow over the weekend? We certainly had a lot of it! I hope you're all well and keeping safe. We have an exciting week ahead with a practical science activity (you may want to scroll down to see what resources are needed), some insightful literacy lessons and some fascinating discoveries of the Early Islamic Civilisation. Some of you have shared how interesting you are finding the Topic work and I completely agree! So, a busy but fun week ahead so enjoy (and make sure you find some time to build a snowman!).
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY - This week we will be identifying, naming and writing equivalent fractions! We will use lots of pictorial representations to help us with our learning.
Lesson 1 (Monday) In today’s lesson, we will recap and understand what a fraction is. Watch the lesson video here and remember to pause at the ‘get ready questions’ and any practice questions.
Lesson 2 (Tuesday) Today we will look at equivalent fractions and use bar models to help us.
Lesson 3 (Wednesday) We are continuing with equivalent fractions today.
Lesson 4 (Thursday) We will compare and order fractions today (fractions less than 1)
Lesson 5 (Friday) Today we will convert improper fractions to mixed numbers.
TIMES TABLE ROCK STARS - Please practice your multiplication tables and let's see who has the highest score on Friday! (Results shared in the congratulations assembly). Access the site here:- https://ttrockstars.com . If you have difficulty logging in then please email me.
LITERACY. This week we will be diving into our class text, The Viewer! I know you are all working very hard on this text and in school the children have been so eager to find out what will happen next. We should have some questions answered this week!
Lesson 3 (Wed) – To practise and apply knowledge of prefixes. Click here for the lesson presentation then complete Pages 2 & 3 in your CGP English Spelling book.
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 6 & 7 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (Why Recycle?).
TOPIC - This week, we will explain some of the significant discoveries and studies which were led by the early Islamic scholars and evaluate the impact they had on the wider world.
PSHE - In today’s lesson, you will be able to recognise the different groups that make up and contribute to a community.
RE - Continuing with our Christmas unit; this week we will learn the main features of the Christmas Story from Matthew’s Gospel 2:13-18.
SPELLINGS - Practice your spelling words for the week. They are homophone words (words having the same pronunciation but different meanings e.g. knew and new) and other words that are often confused. Click here.
ART - We are going to consider the use of perspective in landscape art this week. Read through the slides and complete the activities. For the paired activity, see if someone in your house hold is available to join in with you! If not, then ask an adult to check your work after.
SCIENCE -This week, we are learning about different mechanisms that can help a small force have a greater effect. Pulleys and levers transform small forces so they can move large things. Today we are going to try making a catapult, which is a type of lever. There are instructions on how to make a pulley so you can try that at home too if you can.
You may not have all of the equipment listed on the instructions to make a catapult so below is a slideshow of images of catapults made with everyday items at home.
When you use your catapult, notice how the small force you use to push the arm down is transformed into a greater force when it propels the 'ammunition' up and forward.
Click here for the teaching slides.
Click here for the instructions.
Eagle-eyed parents, carers and children may have spotted that the CGP English Comprehension and Spelling booklets do not have the answers at the back! If you wish to check once a lesson is completed (as timetabled) then please see below.
We have certainly enjoyed exploring our roles and responsibilities (PSHE) within our community this week! Watch the video recordings and work below produced by some of our Year 5's - sharing their individual roles which demonstrate cooperation, respect and participation. Well done all!
Ruth - Click here
Gianna - Click here
Tiana - Click here
Daya - Click here
Shanice - Click here
Tomasz - Click here
Manpreet - Click here
Esele - Click here
WC Monday 18th January 2021
Good morning Year 5!
I hope you have all had a wonderful, relaxing weekend. It has been so lovely to hear from many of you that are learning at home - keep up the good work! The children in school are doing the same activities as those doing remote learning and we are mostly using the same timetable schedule as below. I know some of you have found this helpful in guiding you through the week's lessons (click on it to enlarge to view again).
Your learning for the week is below. Some of the tasks will be in our CGP home learning booklets. Please send in what you can to Y5@stteresa.bham.sch.uk and I will share some of your work on this webpage very soon!
Missing you all,
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY - This week we will be learning addition and subtraction of whole numbers and decimals using mental and formal written methods.
Lesson 1 (Monday) Addition of whole numbers - Watch the video and Click here for the worksheet. (Choose one worksheet; either * easier, ** medium,***harder then try the extension sheet of missing numbers to challenge yourself further! Only check answers once you have completed the task!)
Lesson 2 (Tuesday) Mental and written addition. Click here for the presentation and then work through pages 6 & 7 in your Maths CGP booklet.
Lesson 3 (Wednesday) Subtraction of whole numbers - Watch the video and Click here for the worksheet. (Again, choose one worksheet; either * easier, ** medium,***harder then try the extension sheet to challenge yourself further! Only check answers once you have completed the task!)
Lesson 4 (Thursday) Mental and written subtraction. Click here for the presentation and then work through pages 8 & 9 in your Maths CGP booklet.
Lesson 2 – To practise and apply knowledge of suffixes. Click here for the lesson presentation the complete Pages 18 & 19 in your CGP English Spelling book.
Lesson 5 – To practise and apply knowledge of ‘ough’. Click here for the lesson presentation the complete Pages 22 & 23 in your CGP English Spelling book..
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 4 & 5 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet (An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth).
TOPIC - For this week’s Topic lesson, we will be learning about the House of Wisdom and its legacy. We will discover how it became an important centre for learning for the Early Islamic Civilisation.
SCIENCE Continuing with our learning on Forces; today we will be looking at mechanisms. A mechanism is a device that changes an input force or motion into a different output force or motion.
PSHE - We will explore the roles and responsibilities that each of you, individually, as a citizen, have in your community. You will then create a short video that outlines your role, alongside the main responsibilities you have – please send these in so that they can be shared on our webpage! If you are unable to film then please select the worksheet activity below.
RE - Continuing with our Christmas unit; this week we will learn the main features of the Christmas Story from Matthew’s Gospel 2:9-12.
ART - This week, we will be learning a little more about Stephen Wiltshire and his amazing city landscape sketches. We will then look at some various landscape artwork and decide which shading techniques have been used (think back to last week's lesson!) Can you apply one of the techniques to your own sketching task?
WC Monday 11th January 2021
Good morning Year 5!
I hope you are all getting on okay. Most of you will have received your home learning booklets by now. If not, then hopefully by this week. I will direct you as to which pages you need to complete each week along with other work to be downloaded from here. Use the yellow exercise book for your Literacy lessons and other lessons when required. Try your best to complete what you can - I will ensure house points are allocated to you once we are back to normal
Lessons for the week are below, underneath the timetable suggestion. Everyone will have a different way of working at home but you may find the timetable helpful.
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY - This week we will be interpreting Negative numbers, counting in Powers of 10 and revising Place Value.
Lesson 5 - Complete Pages 1 & 2 in your CGP Maths book. Click here for the presentation to guide you through the work and extension revision!
LITERACY – We will be studying a text called ‘The Viewer’ over the next 3-4 weeks. Our lessons will consist of predictions, grammar, vocabulary, setting descriptions and diary entry writing. These lessons will be through the Oak National Academy online learning resource. Please use your yellow exercise book provided in your home learning pack to complete the lessons. Click the links below for this week’s lessons:-
Lesson 2 – To investigate suffixes ‘ible’ and ‘able’. You can also complete Pages 16 & 17 in your CGP Spelling book which targets these suffixes plus ‘ably’ and ‘ibly’.
READING COMPREHENSION - Complete Pages 2&3 in your CGP English Comprehension booklet.
TOPIC - Early Islamic Civilisation – This week we will use our mapping skills to locate the countries of the Middle East and identify vocabulary related to its physical features (deserts, mountains and rivers).
SCIENCE – Forces Recap and Consolidation. Watch the two videos below. What can you remember about our lessons on Forces? Can you think of 3 times we use forces in everyday life?
A compilation of forces in action https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zf84d2p
Recap of forces https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zch4wxs
PSHE This week you will understand what a community is, explore the different types of communities and consider the benefits of being a part of one. Click here to begin the lesson and click here for the worksheet resource.
SPELLINGS - Click here.
ART - We are going to practice sketching techniques. View the information slides (click here) to learn shading and texture drawing techniques and click the worksheet activities below:-
P.E - with Joe - Click here.
Hello Year 5. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. We find ourselves in strange circumstances yet again with the ongoing situation of Coronavirus. That means that our learning will need to take place online and at home instead of in the classroom (for now). So a little different to our lovely Autumn Term but…we can do this!
Going forward, lessons for the week will be uploaded to this class page every Monday and over the next few days I will also be sending you some practice books for Spelling, Reading Comprehension and Maths - giving you certain pages to complete each week.
Lessons for this week (week commencing 5th January 2020) are currently being updated below.
If you have any questions, can provide me with any completed tasks for feedback, or simply want to say hello then please email me at Y5@stteresa.bham.sch.uk. I hope to speak with you all over the next coming weeks.
Best wishes to you all and I hope it isn’t too long until we can resume some form of normality.
Missing you all lots.
Miss Gold x
NUMERACY - This week we will be classifying shapes including quadrilaterals and triangles, recognising regular and irregular polygons and identifying 3D shapes from 2D representations.
LITERACY - This week in Literacy we will be exploring and revising simple, compound and complex sentences. Please click the link here to take you to The Oak National Academy learning page. This is comprised of five lessons for the week with videos to guide you through your learning - just have a notebook and pen/pencil to hand and you're good to go :-)
TOPIC/HISTORY - This term we will be learning about the Early Islamic Civilisation. The Early Islamic World was a period of rapid expansion for both the Islamic Empire and the religion of Islam. While Europe was languishing in the dark ages, the Middle East was experiencing a time of economic prosperity and scientific advancement!
SPELLINGS - Although we won't be having our weekly spelling test as normal; please keep learning them. Try to fully understand the definition of the word and create your own sentences by selecting the spellings for the week here.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education). In the Autumn term we discussed mindfulness and ways to look after our mental health. You may have lots of questions and concerns at the moment. Read through the presentation from the British Red Cross (click here), then complete the worksheet (click here) outlining any worries you may have - can you think of ways to help you deal with them?
ART - This term we will be learning about the Artist Stephen Wiltshire and the techniques he uses to create works of art. Please familiarise yourself with him (click here for the fact sheet) and explore his artwork (click here).
Thursday 10th December 2020
In preparation for Christmas, children at St Teresa's created baby Jesus figures for the Blessing of the Bambinelli's. This Advent tradition is a way for children to connect their Nativity scene at home to the celebration of Christmas with the church. We loved having Father Peter bless the Bambinelli's across the school. Have a look at Year 5's wonderful creations below..
WE ARE ROCK STARS!
St Teresa's had a lot of fun dressed up as rock stars on Friday 4th December! This was to launch the Times Tables Rock Stars website - a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice for our pupils to access at home.
Each week concentrates on a different times table, with a recommended consolidation week for rehearsing the tables that have recently been learnt. Check out Year 5's rock star outfits below!
Please access the site here:- https://ttrockstars.com
Wednesday 25th November 2020
Today in Science, we investigated the effects of air resistance on moving objects. We found it fascinating to learn that all objects fall at the same rate, no matter what their mass - even though this can be hard to believe! It is the force of air resistance that can affect falling objects.
Our brief for our Science investigation:-
The Super Skydiving Company are redesigning the parachute they use to allow people to perform skydives from aeroplanes. They want to make sure that the parachute they use allows their customers to fall from the aeroplane as slowly and safely as possible.
You are going to investigate a helpful effect of air resistance by finding the best design for their new parachute.
The perfect parachute will be the one that makes a person fall the slowest. It will cause air resistance to push it up with the biggest force.
We got to work straight away, testing out some different parachute designs and ensuring we only changed one variable to guarantee a fair test!
Do items fall at the same rate on the moon? Is there air on the moon to affect falling objects?
Literacy WC 23rd November 2020
Why are Naledi and Tiro worried? Why can‘t they go to the hospital? What does Naledi decide to do? Who is Dineo?
These are just some of the questions Year 5 have been trying to find the answers to from our class text, Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverly Naidoo. So far, we understand that this story will take us on an adventure set within a dangerous and difficult landscape of Apartheid, South Africa.
Multiplication & Division - Year 5, please take a look at the video below to assist you in your learning of multiplication and division using place value counters. It is a little long(!) but very informative, particularly with 'regrouping' and 'exchanging'.
Scientific inquiry - FORCES
On Wednesday the 18th November, we carried out a Science experiment to investigate and explain the effect of gravity on unsupported objects.
We have learnt that Mass is a measure of the amount of ‘stuff’ inside an object, and is measured in kilograms (kg). Weight is actually a measure of the strength of gravity acting on an object. It is measured in newtons (N). The weight of an object is caused by gravity pulling it down. Objects with more mass have a greater weight, as the force of gravity pulls them down more strongly.
We very much enjoyed using the weighing scales and Newton Meters to conduct our investigation! Check out our pictures below:-
Year 5 say NO to bullying...
Anti-Bullying Week took place from Monday 16th - Friday 20th November and launched with Odd Socks Day to mark the first day. Children and staff came to school wearing odd socks to encourage everyone to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and uniqueness! The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is United Against Bullying. Last year 75% of schools in the country took part, reaching well over 7 million young people!
In Year 5, we have been discussing the seriousness of bullying and what we can do to help raise awareness to persuade everyone to treat each other with kindness and respect. The children have been learning about persuasive techniques and devices in Literacy, understanding how to effectively use emotive language in order to complete their own anti-bullying leaflet. Have a look at their creations below:-
Watch the video above to see Andy and the Odd Socks perform The Kids are United, featuring Princess K, Libera. This is the official song for Odd Socks Day and Anti-Bullying Week 2020.
Thursday 12th November 2020
Today, Year 5 prepared, cooked and tasted their own savoury, dish - a delicious pasta bake! The children could select a range of ingredients of their choice from last week's taste testing sessions. Some chose a tomato passata based pasta bake whilst others chose a basil pesto bake - adding vegetables, herbs and cheeses. Children followed instructions on food hygiene and safety when preparing their dishes and enjoyed eating them once cooked. The bakes must have had the seal of approval from Year 5 - there were no leftovers to be seen! Well done to all pupils for being sensible and producing a tasty, successful, savoury meal
Week commencing 9/11/2020. In Numeracy this week we will be converting units of measure. The key below will help guide you through these lessons.
Friday 6th November 2020 - Taste Testing!
Year 5 taste tested a range of ingredients today as part of their Design & Technology unit on Seasonal Cooking, investigating appearance, aroma, texture and flavour. Children rated each ingredient with a score out of 5, leading to discussions and decisions about their preferences for which ingredients to use in the cooking task commencing next week. The foods they tasted and assessed were as follows:-
· Spring Onion
· Thai Basil
· Basil Pesto
Week commencing 2/11/2020. In Numeracy this week we will be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Look at the revision chart below to help support you in your learning:-
Please see below a list of useful websites which can help to support learning. These websites are geared towards Numeracy, Literacy, Reading and Science. The list will be updated regularly so keep a look out for new websites that may be useful.
https://www.makemegenius.com/ All things Science! providing multiple types of teaching exercises that range from videos and PowerPoints, to tests and easy-to-read articles.
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/Printing_Press/ - helps children harness the creativity of writing and design. Children are encouraged to design their own newspapers, flyers, or even brochures with tools for writing and image placement.
www.kiddle.com - safe search engine for children.
www.learnyourtables.co.uk - created to provide a visual resource for helping children learn even the trickiest equations. It also tests them on their tables to make sure they're secure, thanks to an interactive “drag” system that they control.
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/ - Nat Geo Kids uses lots of fun games, interesting videos, puzzles and cool photos to make the world feel like a smaller, exciting place.
As an additional support tool for leanring, the CGP Year 5 (Key Stage 2) books for Maths Reading, Spelling & Grammar may be useful. 'The Study Book' in particular is very informative on how to work through problems with a step by step approach.
AUTUMN OVERVIEW 2020
Please click on the Year 5 Autumn overview below to enlarge. This is for both Autumn 1 and 2.
We have had so much fun learning about the different features of poetry! We have been reading and discussing various poems, identifying the subject matter and understanding the features they may contain. Some of our favourite lessons included learning about Similes and Metaphors and creating some of our own - some of us thought it was a walk in the park and felt over the moon with our work!
The slides below will help to revise the key features of poetry:-
Watch the video below to support your learning about Square Numbers:-
Watch the video below to support your learning about Factors:-
Watch the video below to support your learning about Multiples:-
Who is Benjamin Zephaniah?
Benjamin Zephaniah is a writer and poet, born and raised in the Handsworth district of Birmingham. He is the son of a Barbadian postman and a Jamaican nurse. Zephaniah performs a style of 'Dub' poetry and his work often speaks out against racism and homelessness. Year 5 have researched the writer as part of their Literacy lessons and have created their own biographies about him. Fabulous work Year 5 - well done!
Watch the video above to see Benjamin Zephaniah perform 'Dis Poetry'.
Dear Parents & Carers,
Please see the slides below which outline information for the coming year. If you have any queries please get in touch - Y5@stteresa.bham.sch.uk.
Hello to the new Year 5 class!
It was lovely to speak to some of you and your parents / carers over the last week of term. I didn't manage to speak to everyone but I'm looking forward to welcoming you all to Year 5 in September!
Unfortunately, we didn't get the chance to meet face to face before the end of term for our usual transition day so I was hoping you could let me know a little bit about yourself if you get the chance?
I hope that you all have a wonderful summer. If you have any worries or if there is anything that you would like to know then please email me at the Y5 address and I'll do my best to answer your questions.
Have fun and keep safe.