Archive for Golden Eagles

Golden Eagles – Week beginning 6th July

Good morning!

I hope that you’re all keeping well and have had a lovely weekend.

I have phoned round and managed to speak to most of you. It was lovely chatting to you and getting to know what you’ve been up to. There are a couple of people who I have tried to phone a few times and haven’t got through; please contact me if there’s anything that you’re concerned with or if you’d like to talk to me.

On National Oak Academy this week, the focus in English is on short stories. At the end of the week, you will be asked to write a short story based on the myth of Hercules, involving a mythical creature.

In maths, the focus is on solving a range of problems; these lessons would be very useful in showing how you can apply your maths knowledge to problem solving. There are many other lessons for you to access, including Spanish, electrical circuits and music. Let me know which ones you have a go at.

Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have added some extra maths, spelling and grammar challenges for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

Take care and I’m looking forward to reading your short stories.

Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Week beginning 29th June

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, although I am not impressed with the weather this morning – I’ve got used to having blue skies and beautiful weather.

Again, this week I would like you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths, quadrilaterals is the focus and then the focus moves onto investigating properties of 3D shapes. Towards the end of the week, you will be looking at 2D nets of 3D shapes.

In English, the focus is on newspaper reports. During the week, you will be looking at features of newspaper reports and investigating how they are structured. By the end of the week, I would like you to write a newspaper report about a real event in the news or an event that you have made up.

There are also other lessons you could try. In science, there continues to be a focus on electricity looking at electrical conductors and insulators. There is also an interesting lesson about a city in Brazil, which is has become a ‘green’ city that includes innovative design and holds sustainability at its heart.

Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have added some extra maths, spelling and grammar challenges for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

I look forward to hearing from you soon and I’m looking forward to read your newspaper reports.

Take care,

Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Week beginning 22nd June

Hello everyone!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend.

Last week, I received some fantastic pieces of writing discussing whether school uniform should be banned and some interesting facts about Buddhism. I loved seeing the work you produced and I’m looking forward to see what you get up to this week.

This week I would like you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths, the focus is on 2D shape – looking at the properties of polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals.

In English, the focus is on biographies. During the week, you will be looking at examples of biographies and investigating how they are structured. By the end of the week, I would like you to write a biography about someone you are particularly interested in.

There are also other lessons you could try. In science, there continues to be a focus on electricity and drawing circuits using symbols. You could also have a look at the art lesson, which is all about the artist Henri Matisse.

Well done again to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have added some extra maths, spelling and grammar challenges for this week and please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Mrs Bower

Golden Eagles – Week beginning 15th June

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather we are having!

Thank you to all those children sending me photos of everything they have been up to and the fantastic pieces of writing they have produced. Seeing photos of you all really does put a huge smile on my face!

I am still trying to contact everyone’s parents/carers to find out how you are getting on. If you haven’t heard from me yet, you should do soon.

Again, I would like you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths this week, the focus continues to be on decimals – multiplying decimals and solving a range of problems involving decimals.

In English, the focus is on discussion texts.  At the end of the week, you will be asked to produce a piece of writing, giving a balanced argument about whether school uniform should be banned. Please send me any writing you do.

If you get chance, I’d love you to have a look at the science lesson, which is all about electrical circuits and the art lesson where you’ll be asked to produce a piece of abstract art inspired by a Spanish artist called Juan Miro.

Well done to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have added some extra maths, spelling and grammar challenges for this week. Please continue to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

Take care,

Mrs Bower

 

Golden Eagles -Week beginning 8th June

Good morning everyone!

 

I hope you are all keeping safe and well.

It was lovely to hear from so many of you last week – sharing films, photographs and pieces of work, so please keep up the great work and keep sending me your photos.

I’m currently phoning everyone’s parents/carers to find out how you are getting on. If you haven’t heard from me yet, you should do soon.

I would like you to continue to use the lessons on the Oak National Academy website. In maths this week, the focus is on multiplying decimals, which will be useful. We haven’t covered this in class so listen carefully to the lessons. If you have any problems, please let me know. In English, the focus is on non-chronological reports and at the end of the week, you ‘ll be asked to write a non-chronological report about a mythical creature. I would love to see your writing.

Well done to all those children who are continuing to complete the tasks on Active Learn. I have added some extra maths, spelling and grammar challenges for this week.

Please continue to read every day and to practise your multiplication tables on TT Rockstars.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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