Welcome to Mr Caswell's Year 5 Home Learning Page
I hope you are all doing well! Welcome to your very last week of Home Learning! I cannot believe that the whole academic year has passed us by and in such unusual circumstances. I am really looking forward to having us all back together in September, establishing some level of normality and us working together to achieve some amazing things.
For this last week of home learning, please can you work on the following:
6) Science - Investigate sustainability
7) Theme Park Project - see details below - complete season 3 of your theme park project - see details below! Create a website design (this could be on paper) or a design for your hotel.
Have fun, relax and come back in September ready to learn!
Ieuan's Journey into Space - A story made using Scratch
Please click on this link here for a fantastic coded story featuring facts about the Solar System.
It is really fantastic - great work Ieuan!
13/07/20 Theme Park Project
In this exciting project, you are asked to design a theme park and undertake all the decisions with regards to planning, running and advertising it. This will test your creative flair as well as your maths skills! Enjoy!
wc 130720 Main Activity: This week please complete season 3 in your theme park - the most exciting year so far! You can (if you have enough money that is) buy a hotel, a 3D cinema, create a website and more! Will your park make a profit after the 3 years? Will you be able to pay back your loan from the bank? Good luck!
wc 130720 Creative task: Can you create either a website design for your theme park or a design for your theme park hotel, including a name, facilities etc.
wc 060720 This week aim to complete your second season in the theme park, undertaking improvements to the park by investing and choosing how to advertise your theme park.
wc 060720 Theme Park Creative Tasks
Task 1 - Create advertisements for your theme park. You could create a leaflet, a poster, a TV or a radio advert. We will also be doing this in class next week- please send me a photo of your work!
Task 2 - Create a model of one of the rides from your theme park. Please see examples below. We will also be making these in class next week too. Please send me a photo of your creation! A few examples are below - you can gain even more inspiration through searching on line.
WC 060720 RE - Buddhism
Please see links to the Oak National Academy for a series of lessons on Buddhism:
WC 060720 Who is the Dalai Lama – click here
WC 060720 What is life like inside a Buddhist monastery? Click here
WC 290620 Which festivals do Buddhists celebrate? Click here
WC 290620 Why do Buddhists meditate? Click here
WC 220620 What is the sacred text of Buddhism? Click here
WC 150620 Who was Siddhartha Gautama? click here
130720 This week I would like you to look at two prominent artists and try to recreate a painting on your own in their style:
1) Henri Matisse - click here
2) Juan Miro - click here
060720 The children in class this week have been completing ‘draw-a-longs’ on the page ‘Draw So Cute’. Perhaps you would like to try some of these too? Click here
290620 Try creating a painting in the style of Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky or Jan van Eyck - click here
JK Rowling: The Ickabog – Reading Activity and Art Competition
J.K. Rowling is publishing an original story, The Ickabog (the “Story”), online here https://www.theickabog.com/read-the-story in instalments over seven weeks, and is inviting children to help her by illustrating the Story. A new instalment of the Story and illustration themes to go with it will be revealed daily, Monday to Friday, throughout the course of the seven weeks, so do stay tuned. 34 winning illustrations will be selected to bring the serialised story to the printed page when it is published in full, which is intended for November 2020.Entries are open, and the competition will close at 6pm BST on Friday 17th July 2020.Full details and illustration themes can be found on this link here –
13/07/20 This week I would like you to look into the important issue of sustainability: how we produce the energy that we need, whilst minimising the impact upon our environment.
What is sustainability? Click here
How do we produce energy 1? Click here
How do we produce energy 2? Click here
060720 Follow the link here to take you to a lesson on evolution where you will learn more about Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution.
290620 This week I would like you to research 'Life cycles in humans and animals (BBC Bitesize)' - click here
wc 130720 Geography
130720 For geography this week, I would like you to investigate the seven continents and five oceans of the world and how to map them using a globe and an atlas. Click here
060720 For your geography lesson this week, I would like you to investigate the wonderful Galapagos Islands, which were a key location visited by Charles Darwin before he formed his theory of natural selection. Click here
290620 The chances of anyone going abroad this summer may be a bit slim, so instead for your geography this week, I would like you to undertake research on Florida - click here
WC 060720 French (using BBC Bitesize website)
Please use the links below to practise some of French vocabulary, grammar and sentences:
060720 French: Days, months and time - click here
220620 French grammar adjectives - click here
220620 French: school and hobbies - click here
wc 060720 Reading Activity
Think back to November last year and our wonderful Black History Month Assembly...
Please find below a reading comprehension activity about the wonderful Martin Luther King Jr, which I think you will find fascinating and enjoyable.
Books you may enjoy related to the Lockdown:
Remember to read to yourself and an adult as much as possible. You can find free ebooks to read on this link: Oxford Owl website. You may also want to listen to an audiobook daily - I have included some links below from youtube, which you may enjoy, however there are many more online. David Walliams is also releasing an audio book every day on his website at 11am: David Walliams website
Please find below links to some full audiobooks available on Youtube. However if you type in 'childrens audiobooks full length' into youtube you will have many more to choose from!
Charlotte's Web, World's worst children, Famous Five, Mary Poppins, The Twits, The Giraffe, the pelly and me, Revolting Rhymes, Mr Stink, The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe, Tom's Midnight Garden, Aquila
Please learn your weekly spellings and ask a relative to test you! Continue to use the wonderful Spellingframe website to practise your spellings as much as possible - these contain the statutory year 5/6 words and spelling patterns - fantastic preparation for year 6 - spellingframe website link
English - Main daily activities
Monday 13th July 2020
Junior Shakespeare: The Tempest - Click here
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Junior Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - Click here
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Using register for posters and leaflets - Click here
Thursday 16th July 2020
Writing adverts and brochures using comedy - Click here
Friday 17th July 2020
Writing a comic and using parenthesis - Click here
WC 060720 Writing a Newspaper Article
MISSING! BARNEY THE BEAR.
In a tragic turn of events, Barney the Bear has gone missing from Class 5A at St. Mary's Wavendon. I would like to write a newspaper article detailing this catastrophe.
060720 Monday Reading Comprehension Click here
070720 Tuesday Reading Comprehension Click here
080720 Wednesday Identifying key features of a newspaper Click here
090720 Thursday SPAG Focus: Direct and Indirect Speech Click here
100720 Friday Writing a newspaper Article Click here
wc 130720 Handwriting
The attachment below contains many famous poems written in cursive writing. Please choose one each day and write this out on lined paper focusing on your letter formation, heights and joins.
Grammar and Punctuation
w/c 130720 Please see the below grammar activities which you can work on this week:
1. Arithmetic - We are still using the Daily 5 from Corbett Maths website for the Daily 5 challenge. Click on this link here and scroll down to the correct date. You can choose to complete the bronze, silver, gold or platinum challenge- or you can do all 20. The answers can then be found by clicking on 'answers' at the end of the month you are working in. If you are doing the 'Gold' or 'Platinum' challenge, you may come across 1 or 2 things that we have not yet covered in class. When you do, have a go, then look up the answer - the answers page includes a person's handwritten workings out, so this should allow you to learn the method and learn something new! If you wish you may go back and complete the challenges from previous days - the challenges go all the way back to January 1st!
2. Main Activity
Monday 13th July 2020
Lesson 1: Problem Solving – To represent an interval across zero on a number line - Click here
Lesson 2: Problem Solving – To explain a remainder expressed as a fraction and a decimal - Click here
Tuesday 14th July 2020
Lesson 1: Problem Solving – To interpret remainders appropriately in the context of the problem - Click here
Lesson 2: Problem Solving – To calculate the mean as an average - Click here
Wednesday 15th July 2020
Lesson 1: Problem Solving - To add three sums of money and calculate change - Click here
Lesson 2: Reflection BBC Bitesize - Click here
Thursday 16th July 2020
Lesson 1: Multi-step problems BBC Bitesize -Click here
Friday 17th July 2020
Undertake at least one of the arithmetic papers below.
3. Times tables - Please see the pack below of 15 times table tests. Choose one each day and see how many you get right. You may want to keep to the same test until you get them all correct (or you may want to time yourself and see how quickly you can complete it).
WC 060720 Extra Maths Challenges
Other maths activities
Classroom Secrets - This is a fantastic website where children can answer maths arithmetic and reasoning questions online across the entire curriculum. To sign your child up for this, follow the steps in the document below from step 19 - setting up a parent access account
w/c 220620 Computing
How do you know if you can trust a website? Click here
WC 150620 History Quiz - prepared by Joshua!
Joshua has taken the time to develop a fantastic history quiz for all of us to complete! I suggest you try and answer as many as you can using your own knowledge and then use a search engine to research the answers to the remaining ones. Thank you for working on this Joshua - it is fantastic!
Art and Design
Creative Kick Starts - 1) Desert Island 2) Space and the Solar System
I have set two creative kick starts for Summer term - I didn't think you would mind....I know how creative you all are!
1) Desert Island
2) Space and the Solar System
Please click on the links below for briefs on these projects. Enjoy!
The 30 day LEGO challenge
Are you a fan of lego? Have you completed all your sets from your last birthday? Lacking in inspiration? Well fear no more! Why not try completing the LEGO 30 Day challenge?! Obviously you do not have to do it over 30 days, or even every day for that matter, but this could be the ideal activity to stretch your creativity and get you thinking outside of the (lego) box.
Watercolour Painting tutorials
I really enjoy watercolour painting and I know some of you do too. Please follow the links below to some tutorials to either create a seascape or sunflowers in watercolour.
Paint a seascape in watercolour - click here
Sunflowers - click here
Take part in a live 'Bake-a-long' with Mrs Bun the Bakery Cookery School (link to a facebook page - however you do not need an account) every friday at 2pm. My family and I have made cookies, scones and jam tarts so far and they were fabulous - the videos for these previous bake-alongs can also be found on her facebook page.
Choose a recipe to make - focus on measuring the ingredients carefully, You could write your own instructions and take photos of the steps you have taken. There are some fantastic recipes on https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking
- A number of non-screen creative ideas can be found on the link below:
Virtual Museum Tours and Live webcams
As all the museums are closed at the moment, why not take the opportunity to go on a virtual tour of a museum, zoo or attraction? As I find these online I will include the links below. Take notes on some of the key things that you find out.
Goodnight Mr Tom full movie (book by Michele Magorian). Please note this is a link to Youtube.
Tom's Midnight Garden full movie (book by Philippa Pearce). Please note this is a link to Youtube
A bear named Winnie - Find out the true and incredible story of the real life bear (from Winnipeg in Canada) who during WW1 made his way to London Zoo and was seen by a certain small boy called Christopher Robin who gave his name to a very special teddy bear who later became 'Winnie the Pooh'. Full movie - please note this is a link to Youtube.
Hitler, The Tiger and Me - A fantastic documentary about Judith Kerr (author of Mog/Tiger who came to Tea) - Youtube
The Marvellous World of Roald Dahl - a superb documentary about Roald Dahl available on YouTube
Newsround - it is more important than ever that children are kept informed about current affairs.
CBBC - As ever some fantastic shows on here - in particular I would recommend Blue Peter, Deadly 60, Horrible Histories, Operation Ouch, The Worst Witch - go with whatever interests you!
BBC iPlayer - search under 'History' and 'Science and Nature'. In particular I would recommend 'The Planets' series by Brian Cox (The Solar System is due to be our topic in Summer 2) and all the fabulous David Attenborough series of documentaries.
Click here - this is a really good website demonstrating texture and layering within music. Once you have had a good play with it, try some of the tasks below:
1 - Build a symmetrical piece. Start with one performer, add the next and continue until there are no more empty silhouettes. Now mute each person one at a time in the same order until you end with the sound you started with.
2 - Listen to all the sounds - can you find some that are soft/loud/long/short. Try mixing different types of sounds to make an interesting piece
3 - Changes in texture. Listen to one sound by itself. Now add another, then another until there are no more empty silhouettes . What happens to the sound? Experiment with muting some performers and then letting them sound again.
Out of the Ark @ Home
Join in a different song for every day of the week! Uplifting songs, thoughtful songs and funny songs are all here, complete with words for you to follow and backing tracks. Suitable for whole primary range. Click here
The Royal Opera House
Enjoy imaginative activities from The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, all about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Suitable for 5 to 11 year olds. New activities added each week. Click here
Charanga - Please click here to log into the Charanga website and insert your login details and your password which you have been sent.
I love our unit for this half term - Motown! We are looking at one of the best Motown songs ever - Dancin' in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas. Log in and follow the units along the right hand side and enjoy. Share this with brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, mums and dads - get the whole family singing along. When we come back we can perform this track together as a class.
Unfortunately, this has been cancelled for this year. However, I know lots of you were really enjoying the songs. Please see links below to some of these on Youtube - perhaps you can teach these to your family!
Refuge - by Howard Goodall
Believe - by Lin Marsh
NATRE website activity
- 08/06/20 - NSPCC: Speak Out, Stay Safe Assembly click here
- 22/05/20 - Special Worship featuring The Bishop of Oxford. Click here
- A special VE day service from Rev. Matt can be found by clicking here
- Sunday worships from Reverand Matt can be found here
- 25th March - Assembly from Rachel at Bridge Builder - click here
Your daily physical activity could be going for a walk, run or a bike or scooter ride. There are also a number of online resources available:
1. Joe Wicks - daily PE at 9am from his living room (which is remarkably tidy)
2. Mr Dineen - this is an alternative to Joe Wicks - slightly easier going and more fun for younger children
3. Oti Mabuse's dance class - teaching you to dance to a range of songs including songs from Shrek, Mary Poppins and Trolls.
General website links
Espresso website - our child logons are username: student6062 password: waving
Twinkl website - Twinkl are offering free access to parents for a month. Simply follow hyperlink and input the following code: CVDTWINKLHELPS under 'offer code' in the 'New to Twinkl?' box.
BBC Bitesize website - Free videos, quizzes and games across different areas of the curriculum
Welcome to our Year 6 Class!
Please scroll down for key information, a SATS portal (containing key information, help, advice and practice materials) the latest homework, useful links and a class photo gallery.
Upper Keystage 2 - Year 6
The children in our Year 6 class are taught a wide variety of subjects and topics from the National Curriculum. They are assessed using Milestone 3 which assesses their understanding of the topics taught. Throughout upper key stage 2 they will be assessed using a basic, advancing or deep understanding of their learning, using the milestone criteria. At the end of Year 6, children will undertake their SATS tests, covering writing, reading, grammar, spelling and mathematics.
What subjects do we cover?
• English: Writing, Reading and Communication
• Mathematics: To know and use numbers, Multiplication and division, fractions, properties of shape, position, direction and movement, measures, statistics and algebra
• Science: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics
• Art and Design Technology
• Physical Education
• Religious Education
• Personal development and Citizenship, including our school Christian values
• MFL- French
Although subjects are considered discrete we teach as much of the curriculum as possible through themes and topics throughout the year.
We focus on our school Christian values throughout Year 5 and 6 and develop the children’s roles within school through giving them jobs to do.
Key Class Information
|Spellings Test||Monday morning||New spellings are given out every monday|
|Times tables Test||Thursday morning||Children will move on to the next times table once they have successfully scored 100% 3 weeks in a row|
|Homework||Due in on Tuesday||Homework is given out the previous Thursday|
|Reading Records||Friday||Due in on a Friday morning. Ensure you read at least 3 times a week at home and that your diary is signed by a parent/carer.|
|PE||TBC||Please have your PE kit in school all week as the timetable is sometimes subject to change|
- Weekly Homework - Given out on Thursday to be handed in by the following Tuesday
- Weekly Spellings - Handed out on a Monday, then tested the following Monday.
- Creative Kickstart Homework - Given out at the start of a term with a hand-in date confirmed by the class teacher.
KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) - are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the mathematics work in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. Time is to be dedicated at least 3 times each week, possibly in smaller daily bursts to ensure that the KIRF is practiced and learnt so that children grow in confidence to recall their facts instantly. Each half term, children will be assessed on their year group’s KIRF.
- Reading - one of the most valuable things a child can do at home is to read books. Through reading high quality, age appropriate books, which a child enjoys, it will develop not only their reading skills but also their writing skills, vocabulary, their imagination and their sense of wonder about the world around them. Below are my personal author and book recommendations aimed at Year 5:
- Times Table Rockstars - Children are encouraged to use this website as much as possible to help develop their mental agility with their times tables.
Useful English resources
- Spelling Frame - a fantastic website for children to practise their spellings. Children can select their year, then a specific spelling rule or pattern to practise. There are games to play as well as full tests. The website supports any words the children spell incorrectly through breaking them down into syllables and guiding their spelling development.
- Topmarks - a fantastic website containing hundreds of maths games. Specifically, the 'hit the button' series of games is an incredibly useful tool for children to enhance their mental agility (halving, multiplying, number bonds and more) in a fun and engaging way.
- Dance Mat Typing - a great tool for children to practise their typing accuracy and speed; a crucial skill for children as they progress through primary school into secondary school and beyond.
- Scratch - this excellent site allows children to practise their coding skills whilst making their own games, animations and creations - highly educational and great fun! Do not be daunted by this website (which can look scary at first!), simply follow the 'tutorials' on the main page which guides you through how to make a variety of games from beginning to end.
- Newsround - a great way for your child to keep informed about the world around us.
14/02/20 - The Firework Maker's Daughter