Hello year 5!
I hope you've all been enjoying some of the home learning activities we set you!
With Sam and Leo at home with me I have been kept very busy! We have been joining in with Joe Wicks' workouts in the morning to motivate and energise us for the day. Have you been joining in with these? I would love to see your photos, send them in to the office email address and I will try to share some here!
Today we have been working on our writing. We watched a clip and used it to inspire our own stories. A challenge for you all! If you are able to access the internet, watch the clip for 'Catch it' on Literacy Shed (link below) and tell the story from the perspective of the meerkats - try to include some of the features we have been learning about, such as the different sentences types we have been practising in class!
We went to the local woods for our daily walk this afternoon (observing the social distancing rules closely of course) and went on a mini beast hunt. We didn't find much but Leo recorded those that we did see, worms, woodlice, bees and butterflies. Have you spotted any of those in your gardens?
We also made our own rainbows with a science experiment using skittles (yum!), sadly we can't put these ones in the window though! We added water to the skittles to dissolve the colouring and watch it diffuse through the water to create the rainbow! We used warm water, the time lapsed video is below, I wonder if using cold water would have altered our results, if any of you try this at home let me know!
Finally we are finishing the day with some reading. Sam and Leo are working their way through the Alex Rider books, we would love to hear about the books you are reading at the moment!
Take care everyone, see you all soon!
Literacy Shed clip - 'Catch it'
I just wanted to check in and let you all know that I am thinking of you trying your hardest to work at home. Hopefully, you are all being encouraged to not only work but to also have fun at the same time.
I have now been at home since last Tuesday and apart from finding it hard to remember what day of the week it is all is going well! I have been following the activities and news from school on a daily basis but am missing the contact with everyone. However, we need to keep safe and well - keep up the exercise and we look forward to hearing all your stories when we finally return.
Mrs Ching x
The Year 5 Teachers will be posting on our blog to give you some ideas of things that you can be getting up to along with hoping to hear from what you guys have been doing too!
This week I have been busy in school as yesterday I was working with the children whose parents were busy helping us at work. We did robot themed activities and made robots out of junk materials. Why not try this idea at home? You can then paint it and even give it your own robot name!
I have attached some ideas of activities you can complete linked to robots - lots of art ideas and even some maths sheets!
Please keep us updated with what you have been doing - keep safe everyone and take care!
Miss Clarke :)
Attached is the information powerpoint for those who were unable to attend on Monday.
I am also attaching the kit list sent to us from Aylmerton so you can check you have all the items you need and the information sheet about pick up and drop off times for Wednesday next week.
Please make sure you pack some waterproof clothing, as we are expecting rain on the Tuesday. It is also essential to bring more than one pair of sturdy, outdoor shoes due to this.
It is essential to also bring a duvet cover and pillowcase, as these are not provided for the children at the centre.
Any other questions, please feel free to come and see us and we will be more than happy to help!
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog 5 - Written by the Year 5 Team.