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Summer Term – Week beginning 3rd June

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you had a lovely half term and enjoyed the beautiful weather. You will all have seen the letter about using Oak Academy. I’m looking forward to seeing your writing. Please email me if you have any problems navigating or working this.

There are still many spelling and maths challenges on Active Learn and please keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars.

I’d love to hear about any books you’re reading and anything else you’ve been up to.

Take care

Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Summer Term Week 5

Morning everyone, I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend.

I have added some new maths games and a spelling challenge, based around suffixes, to Active Learn. Well done to all of you who continue to complete the weekly challenges.

 

This week’s Whiterose home learning focuses on addition of fractions. We spent quite a few weeks last term on fractions so these activities would be great to see how much you have remembered.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Have a go at this maths problem.

https://nrich.maths.org/1130?utm_source=primary-map

 

The government-backed Oak National Academy has some good English lessons you might like to try. Click on the link below.

https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom/year-5#subjects

 

The Primary Science Teaching Trust has some great ideas for a range of investigations you could carry out at home. Let me know if you try any out.

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

 

This week looks like it is going to be lovely so enjoy the weather and see if you can tick off any activities from your’50 Things to do before you leave Greenlands’ book.

Please get in touch if you require more support or to let me know how you’re getting on with your projects.

Stay safe!

Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Week beginning 11th May

Good morning everybody,

I hope you all enjoyed the VE Day celebrations on Friday. I can’t wait to see the photos of your garden or street party.

Well done to all those children who are completing the games and challenges on Active Learn. I have added some new spelling challenges and games linked to fractions.

Please continue logging on to TT Rockstars to practise your multiplication tables. The link below is for a new speedy tables sheet.

SPEED SHEET 11th May

Have a go at this activity:

https://nrich.maths.org/1249

The aim of the game is to match pairs of cards.

Click on a card in the interactivity to turn it over. Then click on another one. If the two cards match, they will stay face-up. If the two cards do not match, they will return to being face-down.

The game ends when all the cards have been matched in pairs.

I hope you are all keeping safe and well. I’m missing you all.

From Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Summer Term Week 3

Hello Golden Eagles,

I hope you are all well and have had a lovely weekend.

 

Well done to everyone that has been logging onto ActiveLearn and completing the activities. I have added some new maths games and two new spelling challenges.

 

Please keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars.

 

Click on the link below to access White Rose Maths home learning activities. This week’s activities will give you the opportunity to practise the written methods for multiplication and division. I was so impressed last term at how confident and accurate you were using these methods.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-5/

 

Have a go at the activity below.

https://nrich.maths.org/mobile

 

Hope to see you all soon.

Take care

Mrs Bower

Summer Week 2

Hello everybody

I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather we had last week.

I have added some maths and spelling activities to your active learn account.

Times tables

Well done – lots of you are continuing to practise your times table on TT Rockstars. The link below is for a new speedy tables sheet.

SPEED SHEET week beginning 27th April

This is a great strategy game where you will need to use your knowledge of factors and multiples to win the game.

https://nrich.maths.org/factorsandmultiples

 

Before school had to close, you all became confident and accurate in calculating addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. You were also becoming very confident when working with fractions. In the link below, I have included two sets of questions, very similar to the questions we used to answer each morning. I have included an answer sheet so you can check and mark your answers. Please don’t worry if you have forgotten how to answer a question. We can look at it again when we get back to school.

Maths questions

Maths answers

I hope you are all enjoying the active challenges Mrs Baird is setting.

Take care and I’ll be in touch soon.

Mrs Bower

Summer Term Ideas

Hello everybody,

Hope you are keeping safe and well and have had a lovely Easter.

Parents or carers should have received a text message giving you login details for Active Learn, which we have access to during the school closures. Through accessing the Active Learn website, you will be able to complete a range of activities. If you have not received a message with these details, please contact school and I will provide you with the login information.

I have allocated maths activities and a spelling game for each of you.

This link should take you to the home page where you login using the details from the text message.

http://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login

 

The link below will give you a tour of the homepage and show you where you can access the activities allocated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvuDF-z_AD4

 

Maths

Here is another great maths game to play.

You can play it online or print a board game off.

https://nrich.maths.org/5865

White Rose Maths

Just a reminder that the White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from EYFS to Y6. They will be adding five lessons each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you how to  complete the activity successfully.

Copy the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

Practising times tables

Please keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars – being quick and accurate with multiplication tables is so important.

 

I have added a link to a new speedy tables sheet that we usually do each morning. Ask an adult to choose a column and time you. Can you still answer them in under 2 minutes? How accurate are you?

SPEED SHEET wk beginning 20th April

 

Finally, do keep reading and make sure you record it in your reading diary. I’m looking forward to hearing about any books you’ve read at home. I have finished the ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’ – I loved it.  The book begins when Maisie  has a birthday like no other. It is very exciting and has a great twist at the end.

I shall be in touch soon.

Mrs Bower

 

 

White Rose Maths

The White Rose Maths Team have prepared a series of five maths lessons for each year group from EYFS to Y6. They will be adding five more each week for the next few weeks. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you how to help your child complete the activity successfully.

Copy the link below.

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

 

 

New for Golden Eagles!

Morning everyone.

 

I hope you are all well. I thought you would like to have a go at a problem solving activity. In the maze there are numbers in each of the cells. Can you find a way through the maze where the numbers add to exactly 100?

https://nrich.maths.org/91?utm_source=primary-map

https://nrich.maths.org/content/01/07/bbprob1/Maze100.pdf

 Please keep practising your times tables on TT Rockstars. You have all impressed me so much in how quick and accurate you are. If you can’t remember your password, do let me know and I’ll send it to you.

I have added a link to a speedy tables sheet that we usually do each morning. Ask an adult to choose a column and then time how long it takes you to answer all the questions. Can you still answer them in under 2 minutes?

SPEED SHEET 

Finally, remember to record your daily reading in your reading diary. Five days is worth one sticker. I would love to see what you have been reading; it would be great if you could write a review and recommend a book to me. A review is worth an extra sticker!

At the moment I am reading ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’. I’ll let you know how I get on with it.

Take care.

Mrs Bower

Pete McKee’s Cartoon Workshop for Beginners!

Hello – I hope everyone is keeping well.

Pete McKee  will be posting carton workshop lessons every Wednesday from today, for the next few weeks. They will be uploaded to the Pete McKee Youtube channel. All you will need is a few pieces of card, scrap paper and some pencils or pens.

World Book Day

What an exciting day we had! The children wore some fantastic costumes to celebrate their favourite book and we spent the day immersed in reading. The older children shared story sacks with the younger children, and at the end of the day, every adult in school read one of their favourite books to a group of children.